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Preds Prospect News: Mark Santorelli Wins WHL Scoring Title

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
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

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