The Sudbury Wolves, in conjunction with the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League, are pleased to announce that Quinton Byfield has been voted the Wawanesa CHL Rookie of the Year. The award was announced and presented to Quinton at the Memorial Cup in Halifax earlier today.
“The Sudbury Wolves are extremely proud of Quinton as this is an outstanding honour and recognition by the Canadian Hockey League of how special a player and person Quinton Byfield is,” said Rob Papineau, Sudbury Wolves VP Hockey Operations and General Manager. “He is a humble and talented young gentleman and very deserving recipient of this award. He came into the OHL as the clear number 1 overall choice and after his first season he is now the number 1 rookie in the entire CHL. The CHL continues to be the best development path for players to reach their goal of being drafted into and playing in the NHL and Quinton is on a path that will have his name called very early next June.”
“I was incredibly humbled when I received the OHL rookie of the year award because there were so many great nominees that could have won,” said Quinton. “However, when I received the call that I had been named the CHL rookie of the year, I was surprised but also extremely happy. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity that I received this year with the Sudbury Wolves, and I cannot thank everyone enough for all the support they have given me this past season to help me receive this big accolade.”
Back in mid-April, Quinton was voted the OHL Rookie of the Year and selected to the First OHL All-Rookie Team. The last member of the Wolves to win both the OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Rookie of the Year was Benoit Pouliot in 2014-05.
For the full league release, visit: http://ontariohockeyleague.com/video/wolves-quinton-byfield-wins-wawanesa-chl-rookie-of-the-year-award
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