Regina Pats forward Sam Steel is the 2016-17 WHL Player of the Year.
Steel was named the winner of the “Four Broncos Memorial Trophy” at the WHL awards luncheon in Calgary on Wednesday.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native, who was a first round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks this past season, led the Canadian Hockey League in scoring with 131 points.
He will lead his team into the WHL final against the Seattle Thunderbirds which starts Friday night at the Brandt Centre.
Steel was also awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL’s top scorer.
Steel is not the only Pat coming home from Calgary with some hardware.
John Paddock was named both the coach of the year, and the executive of the year while the team won the league’s marketing award.
Connor Hobbs was up for top defenceman, but he was beaten out by Seattle’s Ethan Bear. Bear is a native of the Ochapowace First Nation.
In winning the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy, Steel joins the likes of Jordan Eberle, Cam Ward, Jarome Iginla and Joe Sakic as others who have been named the WHL’s Top Player.