With the Memorial Cup about to be awarded in the CHL, all the eyes are on a few extremely talented players trying to push their teams to the highest honors. It may sound unimportant for a youngster to win in the CHL or any other minor league finale, but it's actually quite the inverse. Learning to win at a young age is a skill that will be carried through all the players' career.
Alex DeBrincat is fast becoming a star in the hockey world. Only drafted 39th overall in the 2016 draft mostly due to his small 5'7'' frame, the very talented forward is having a lot of scouts scratching their heads in disbelief. He earned yet another important award today.
Considering the OHL in which he's playing is considered one of the most competitive junior league in the world, winning best player of the year is no picnic. DeBrincat had a mind boggling 127 points in 63 games during the regular season and an even better 38 points in 22 playoff games this year.
He will be a name to watch in the year to come in Chicago folks, maybe even cracking the lineup!