Chiefs’ Beckman named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

WHL Network

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending February 2, 2020.

Beckman, a prospect of the Minnesota Wild, recorded seven points (2G-5A) and a plus-one rating as the Chiefs won two of their three games during the week. With a 27-17-4-1 record, the Chiefs rank third in the WHL’s U.S. Division.

After recording an assist in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Kamloops Blazers, Beckman posted a goal as part of a four-point game in a 7-3 win against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place Friday. Opening up the home-and-home set, Beckman scored Spokane’s fourth goal of the game while assisting on their first, fifth, and seventh goals as well. His efforts earned him the first star of the game as well as the second star of the night in the WHL.

Returning home to host the Rockets Saturday, Beckman recorded a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win. Beckman scored Spokane’s second goal of the game and earned an assist on their fourth goal as well.

The seven-point week gives Beckman 78 points (36G-42A) in 48 games, including 12 power-play goals, one short-handed goal and five game-winning goals. He currently leads the WHL in goals and points while ranking fourth in assists.

A 6-foot-1, 174-pound product of Saskatoon, Sask., Beckman has recorded 140 points (68G-72A) in 117 WHL regular season games, including 20 power-play goals, one short-handed goal, and seven game-winning goals. He’s also recorded 12 points (8G-4A) in 15 WHL playoff games, including three power-play goals and two game-winning goals.

The 19-year-old Beckman was chosen in the third round, 75th overall, by the Wild at the 2019 NHL Draft. Beckman was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round, 96th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Chiefs will take to the road for their next game, facing the Portland Winterhawks at the Moda Center on Tuesday, February 4 (7 p.m. PT).

WHL On the Run Player of the Week
January 27 – February 2: Adam Beckman, Spokane Chiefs
January 20 – January 26: Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks
January 13 – January 19: Zane Franklin, Kamloops Blazers
January 6 – January 12: Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks
December 30 – January 5: Connor McClennon, Winnipeg ICE
December 23 – December 29: Orrin Centazzo, Kamloops Blazers
December 9 – December 15: Adam Beckman, Spokane Chiefs
December 2 – December 8: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
November 25 – December 1: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 18 – November 24: Logan Barlage, Lethbridge Hurricanes
November 11 – November 17: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 4 – November 10: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
October 28 – November 3: Oliver Okuliar, Lethbridge Hurricanes
October 21 – October 27: Jake Gricius, Portland Winterhawks
October 14 – October 20: Orca Wiesblatt, Calgary Hitmen
October 7 – October 13: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
September 30 – October 6: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
September 23 – September 29: Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes
September 20 – September 22: Bryce Kindopp, Everett Silvertips

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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