Preds Prospect News: Mark Santorelli Wins WHL Scoring Title
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Chilliwack Bruins Forward Mark Santorelli Captures Bob Clarke Trophy
Calgary, AB -- The Western Hockey League today announced that Chilliwack Bruins forward Mark Santorelli has captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's Top Scorer.
Santorelli, a 19-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., scored 27 goals and 74 assists for 101 points in 72 games played this season. He edged out Kelowna’s Colin Long by one point after scoring two goals in the Bruins’ final regular-season game.
The 6’ 1”, 185-lb left wing led all WHL players in assists and power play assists this season, and recorded at least one point in 54 of the 72 games he played this season. He also enjoyed a 14-game point scoring streak from October 17th – November 17th.
Santorelli has played two seasons for the Bruins, and has recorded 56 goals and 127 assists for 183 points in 144 career regular-season games played. He is the Bruins’ franchise leader in assists, points and games played.
Santorelli was drafted in the 4th round (119th overall) by the Nashville Predators at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Bob Clarke captured the League Scoring title in both years he played in the Western Hockey League with the Flin Flon Bombers. In 1967-68, he recorded 51 goals and 168 points in 59 games, and in 1968-69, he scored 51 goals and 137 points in 58 games. In 1968-69, Clarke led the Bombers to victory in the WHL Championship.
Clarke went on to play 15 seasons with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. He won two Stanley Cups, three Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s MVP, the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward.
Bob Clarke Trophy - Top Scorer Winners
2007-08 Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack 2006-07 Zach Hamill, Everett 2005-06 Troy Brouwer, Moose Jaw 2004-05 Eric Fehr, Brandon 2003-04 Tyler Redenbach, Swift Current 2002-03 Erik Christensen, Kamloops 2001-02 Nathan Barrett, Lethbridge 2000-01 Justin Mapletoft, Red Deer 1999-00 Brad Moran, Calgary 1998-99 Pavel Brendl, Calgary 1997-98 Sergei Varlamov, Swift Current 1996-97 Todd Robinson, Portland 1995-96 Mark Deyell, Saskatoon 1994-95 Daymond Langkow, Tri-Cities 1993-94 Lonny Bohonos, Portland 1992-93 Jason Krywulak, Swift Current 1991-92 Kevin St. Jacques, Lethbridge 1990-91 Ray Whitney, Spokane 1989-90 Len Barrie, Kamloops 1988-89 Dennis Holland, Portland 1987-88 Theoren Fleury, M.J. (Tie) Joe Sakic, Swift Current (Tie) 1986-87 W - Rob Brown, Kamloops E - Craig Endean, Regina 1985-86 Rob Brown, Kamloops 1984-85 Cliff Ronning, New Westminister 1983-84 Ray Ferraro, Brandon 1982-83 Dale Derkatch, Regina 1981-82 Jock Callander, Regina 1980-81 Brian Varga, Regina 1979-80 Doug Wickenheiser, Regina 1978-79 Brian Propp, Brandon 1977-78 Brian Propp, Brandon 1976-77 Bill Derlago, Brandon 1975-76 Bernie Federko, Saskatoon 1974-75 Mel Bridgman, Victoria 1973-74 Ron Chipperfield, Brandon 1973-73 Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat 1971-72 Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat 1970-71 Chuck Arnason, Flin Flon 1969-70 Reg Leach, Flin-Flon 1968-69 Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon 1967-68 Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon 1966-67 Gerry Pinder, Saskatoon