Thursday, March 18, 2010
GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---
The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced today that Coyotes prospect Michael Stone
has been named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team and was also selected as the Eastern Conference finalist for the WHL Defenseman of the Year Award.
Stone, 19, is currently in his fourth season with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL, where he recorded 21-44-65 and 91 penalty minutes (PIM) in 69 regular season games this year to register career-highs in goals and points. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Stone finished the regular season ranked T-4th in scoring among all WHL defensemen while ranking 4th in scoring on Calgary. Calgary opens the 2010 WHL Playoffs tonight versus the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Last season, Stone registered 19-42-61 and 87 PIM in 69 games for the Hitmen and finished the season ranked 4th in scoring among all WHL defensemen. In 264 career WHL games with Calgary, Stone recorded 52-129-181 with 238 PIM and a +49 rating. He has also collected 5-18-23 and 40 PIM in 49 career WHL playoff games entering the 2010 postseason and helped Calgary advance to the 2009 WHL Championship Series.
Stone, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was selected by the Coyotes in the third round (69th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.