Spokane Chiefs left winger Adam Beckman named 2020 WHL Player of the Year

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According to KREM 2 Sports on Thursday, Spokane Chiefs left winger Adam Beckman of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan won the 2020 Four Broncos Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to the Western Hockey League player of the year.

Beckman led the WHL in goals (48) and points (107) in 2019-20. He had four more goals than Kamloops Blazers left winger Orrin Centazzo of Marwayne, Alberta, who was second in the WHL this season with 44 goals. Beckman’s 107 points this past year were also nine points more than the total put up by Portland Winterhawks centre Seth Jarvis of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who was second in the WHL with 98 points.

Beckman also had 59 assists, 18 penalty minutes, was a +44, with 16 power play goals, one shorthanded goal, and nine game winning goals. He was drafted in the third round, 75th overall, by the Minnesota Wild in the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

In the WHL and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season, there was only one player to reach 100 points. In the QMJHL, Rimouski Oceanic left winger Alexis Lafreniere had 112 points. In the Ontario Hockey League, four players reached the century mark. They were Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s (120 points), Saginaw Spirit centre Cole Perfetti of Whitby, Ontario (111 points), London Knights centre Connor McMichael of Ajax, Ontario (102 points) and Oshawa Generals right winger Philip Tomasino of Mississauga, Ontario (100 points). Lafreniere was the QMJHL Player of the Year and Rossi was the OHL Player of the Year.



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