Former Brandon Wheat Kings centre Brenden Walker has earned the nod as the WHL’s player of the week.
The 20-year-old captain of the Saskatoon Blades fired four goals in four games, finishing with nine points and an impressive +6 plus/minus rating while helping the Blades run the table last week with four straight wins.
Walker, a Ste. Anne native who was acquired by the Memorial Cup host Blades in the off-season after three years with the Wheat Kings, is currently fourth in scoring for Saskatoon with 20 goals and 51 points in 55 games.
Walker, who played in his 250th career WHL game last week, has amassed 80 goals and 203 points in 252 games. Walker was originally a 12th round pick by Brandon in the 2007 WHL bantam draft.
Walker has helped Saskatoon win eight in a row to move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference at 31-20-0-3.
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