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FOUR PROSPECTS WIN WHL AWARDS

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Four Kings prospects (Thomas Hickey, T.J. Fast, Oscar Moller and Linden Rowat), were named as WHL (Western Hockey League) First-Team All-Stars. See below for the details.

Defenseman Thomas Hickey, playing with the Seattle Thunderbirds, was named a WHL First-Team All-Star. Hickey recorded 45 points (11-34=45) and 49 penalty minutes in 63 games this season. His 45 points ranked 10th among WHL defensemen. He was selected by the Kings in the first round (4th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Hickey won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships.

Defenseman T.J. Fast, playing with the Tri City Americans, was named a WHL First-Team All-Star. Fast recorded 54 points (17-37=54) and 92 penalty minutes in 71 games this season. His 54 points were tied for fourth among WHL defensemen. He was selected by the Kings in second round (60th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Fast, who is Tri City’s team captain, was also selected as a finalist for the WHL Defenseman of the Year award.

Forward Oscar Moller, playing with the Chilliwack Bruins, was named a WHL First-Team All-Star. He was the only European player recognized by the WHL in either All Star selections or award nominations. Moller recorded 83 points (39-44=83) and 42 penalty minutes in 63 games this season. His 39 goals ranked seventh in the WHL, while his 83 points was tied for ninth. He was selected by the Kings in the second round (52nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Moller won a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Championships.

Goaltender Linden Rowat, playing with the Regina Pats, was named a WHL First-Team All-Star. Rowat posted a 33-15-6 record with a 2.68 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 50 appearances. His 33 wins ranked third in the WHL, while his 2.68 goals-against average was 14th. He was selected by the Kings in the fifth round (124th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Rowat was also selected as a finalist for the WHL Goaltender of the Year award.

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