CALGARY -- The Western Hockey League announced on Tuesday that Spokane Chiefs forward Tyler Johnson is the WHL Player of the Month for February.
The 19-year-old forward from Spokane, Washington, notched 24 points through the month finding the net ten times and accumulating 14 assists to go along with a +8 rating. Johnson led all WHL players in scoring through February, picking up points in 10 of his 13 games played, 10 of which were multi-point nights, including four three-point games.
Johnson’s 24 points in February has him sitting 3rd in Chiefs team scoring with 63 points (31 goals, 32 assists) in 57 games played. His consistent play led the Chiefs’ to a 11-2-0-0 record on the month and currently sit fourth in the WHL Western Conference with a 40-21-3-1 record for 84 points, just three points back of the third place Everett Silvertips.
Johnson is playing his third full season in Spokane after the Chiefs selected him in the 11th round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft. He has appeared in 188 WHL regular season games collecting 159 points (70 goals, 89 assists) and recently helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
He is the second Chief this season to earn the honor after goaltender James Reid won the award in November.