• In his first year with Kingston, Werek finished fifth in Ontario Hockey League rookie scoring with 64 points (32-32-64) in 66 games.
• Represented Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF Under-18 World Championships and represented Team Ontario, winning a gold medal at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
• He has committed to Boston University and will join the reigning NCAA champions next fall.
• Werek works out in the offseason with a pair of players selected in the 2008 Entry Draft: defenseman Brandon Burlon, a second-round pick of the New Jersey Devils, and Corey Trivino, a second-round pick of the New York Islanders. Trivino and Werek played together in 2007-08 with the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League and will play together again at Boston University.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers