Blazers Stankoven WHL Western Conference rookie of the year


KAMLOOPS —- The Western Hockey League announced today Logan Stankoven, forward of the Kamloops Blazers, has been named the WHL Western Conference Rookie of the Year and nominee for the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (WHL Rookie of the Year) presented by Wawanesa Insurance.

Chosen fifth overall at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, Stankoven was a leading member for his hometown Blazers during the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season as they charged to the top of the B.C. Division. In 59 games, Stankoven posted 48 points (29G-19A), including seven power-play goals and five game-winning goals to tie for third on the team in goals and rank sixth in team scoring.

Among WHL rookies, Stankoven was tied for first in goals and ranked sixth in overall scoring. Stankoven also led all Western Conference rookies in goals. His five game-winning goals were tied for second among WHL rookies.

His season was highlighted by 12 multi-point performances, including three multi-goal games. On February 15, 2020, Stankoven recorded four goals in a home game against the Victoria Royals.

Stankoven collected 14 points (11G-3A) on a seven-game point streak during February. He scored a goal during each one of those games to also tie for the second-longest goal-scoring streak in the WHL this season.

For his WHL career, the 5-foot-7, 165-pound 17-year-old Stankoven has recorded 49 points (29G-20A) in 66 WHL regular season games. He’s also appeared in six WHL playoff games, recording two points (1G-1A).

WHL Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Year are voted upon annually by WHL General Managers and Head Coaches. The winner of the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy for WHL Rookie of the Year will be announced on Friday, May 15.


April 16th, 2020 by WHL Media Release 

Photo Credit: Allen Douglas