ICE Forward Savoie named McSweeney's WHL Player of the Month
December 1, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release
Calgary, Alta. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Winnipeg ICE forward Matthew Savoie has been named the McSweeney's WHL Player of the Month for the month of November.
Savoie, who is eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft, recorded 22 points (7G-15A) in 10 November appearances, and begins the month of December as the WHL scoring leader with 39 points (13G-26A).
The product of St. Albert, Alta. recorded three or more points during a game five times in November, highlighted by a four-point outing November 10 against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
In addition to his point production, Savoie has exhibited prowess in the faceoff circle, winning 59.8% of his faceoff attempts (106/177) during the month of November.
Savoie was one of three WHL players recently rated as "A" prospects in NHL Central Scouting's Preliminary Players to Watch list ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft.
The 5-foot-9, 178-pound forward was originally selected by the Winnipeg ICE with the first overall pick in the 2019 WHL Draft. In 45 career WHL regular season outings, all with Winnipeg, Savoie has compiled 46 points (13G-33A).
Savoie and the ICE are next in action Friday, December 3 when they open a two game home series with the Saskatoon Blades (7:00 p.m. CT, Wayne Fleming Arena).
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