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BLOG: Bear named Defenceman of the Year

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

Oilers prospect Ethan Bear has been named the Western Hockey League's Defenceman of the Year for the 2016-17 season, winning the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy.

Bear, 19, had a stellar offensive season from the blueline, potting a career high 28 goals and recording a career high 70 points.

Bear was taken in the fifth round, 124th overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft. His Seattle Thunderbirds are playing for the WHL Championship against the Regina Pats.

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