Oilers prospect Ethan Bear may have been eliminated from the playoffs by Brandon, but recognition for his impressive season continues. The Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman was named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 15.
Bear had five points in three games and was +3 in the 2016 WHL Championship series against Brandon. He led all WHL blueliners in post-season scoring with 22 points (8-14-22) in 18 games.
During the regular season, Bear posted 65 points (19-46-65) in 69 games.
Bear, 18, was selected in the fifth round, 124th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.