The Western Hockey League announced today Seth Jarvis has been named the WHL Western Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year and nominee for the Brad Hornung Trophy (WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year) presented by Real Canadian Superstore.
A top-rated prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft, Jarvis led the way as the Winterhawks claimed the WHL’s top record during the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season. Jarvis placed second in league scoring with 98 points (42G-56A) and incurred only 24 penalty minutes throughout the regular season.
A 5-foot-10, 172-pound product of Winnipeg, Man., the 18-year-old Jarvis posted career-best totals in goals, assists, and points. Included in his 42 goals were eight power-play goals, two short-handed goals, and eight game-winning goals. During February 2020, Jarvis recorded 27 points (14G-13A) on an 11-game point streak. In January 2020, Jarvis recorded 29 points (11G-18A) on a 10-game point streak.
The Winterhawks selected Jarvis 11th overall at the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. In 130 WHL regular season games, Jarvis has recorded 139 points (58G-81A) and has compiled just 43 penalty minutes. Jarvis has also recorded three assists and four penalty minutes in five WHL playoff games.
Last week, Jarvis was named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team. On NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft, which were released last week, Jarvis was ranked 11th among North American skaters and is the top-ranked forward from the WHL.
WHL Eastern and Western Conference Most Sportsmanlike Players of the Year are voted upon annually by WHL General Managers and Head Coaches. The winner of the Brad Hornung Trophy for WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year will be announced on Thursday, May 14.