Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Jett Woo has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending December 9, 2018.
Woo, who was selected in the second round, 37th overall, by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2018 NHL Draft, posted seven points (1G-6A) in three games this week as the Warriors continued their ascent up the East Division standings, sitting third in the competitive division.
At home Wednesday in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers, Woo recorded the first four-point game of his WHL career, posting a goal and three assists. Woo scored Moose Jaw’s first goal, then assisted on the Warriors’ next three goals in the contest. His efforts earned him first star honours for the game and second star honours for the evening across the league.
Friday in Saskatoon, Woo recorded a pair of primary assists as the Warriors erased a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 against the Saskatoon Blades. Woo’s helpers came on his team’s first two goals, helping to tie up the game before they later secured the victory. Saturday, Woo closed out his week with a single assist as the Warriors dropped a 5-3 result to the Blades at Mosaic Place.
The productive week extended Woo’s point streak to eight games, with 13 points (3G-10A) in that span. Woo’s eight-game point streak is also a career-high total, surpassing a six-game point streak he had during the 2017-18 WHL Regular Season. Overall, Woo has recorded 23 points (5G-18A) in 24 games this season, nearly surpassing his career-high 25 points (9G-16A) in 44 games last season.
The 6-foot-0, 203-pound product of Winnipeg, Man. was originally selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the Warriors in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then, Woo has appeared in 140 WHL regular season games, posting 71 points (19G-52A), including four power-play goals and three game-winning goals. Additionally, Woo has added seven points (2G-5A) in 26 WHL playoff games.
Woo is the second Warrior player to win the award this season after teammate Tristin Langan earned the honours once last month.
Up next for the Warriors is a home-and-home series with the Regina Pats, beginning Friday, December 14 (7:00 p.m. CT) at the Brandt Centre. The second-half of the series will be a WHL on Access broadcast from Mosaic Place on Saturday, December 15 (7:00 p.m. CT).
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jett Woo, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Tristin Langan, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Riley Woods, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Alexander Alexeyev, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach, Saskatoon Blades
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.