• In the 2011 Western Hockey League playoffs, Wotherspoon recorded three goals, including one shorthanded (3-1--4) in 20 games, helping Portland reach the WHL final. The Winterhawks lost to the Kootney Ice in five games.
• Wotherspoon is one of four Portland Winterhawks ranked by Central Scouting this season -- he is joined by fellow defenseman Joe Morrow (No. 12 ranked) and forwards Sven Baertschi (No. 7 ranked) and Ty Rattie (No. 17 ranked). In 2010, eight players were drafted from Portland.
• He played his minor hockey for the Cloverdale Colts and one of his most memorable hockey moments was participating in the 2011 CHL Top Prospects Game – “it was an honor to be chosen”.
NHL team: Vancouver Canucks NHL player: Brent Seabrook Shootout move: “Low blocker” Goal celebration: “One fist pump” Video game: NHL ‘11 Movie: Tommy Boy and Hangover TV show: King of Queens, Big Bang Theory Actor: Bradley Cooper Website: Facebook.com Home-cooked meal: Shepards Pie Activity away from the rink: Movies
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench