Bowen Byram, touted as a top-five pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, received the Canadian Hockey League’s Sherwin-Williams Top Prospect Award on Saturday, becoming the first Vancouver Giant to ever win the honour.The 17-year-old Cranbrook product was named a first-team WHL Western Conference all-star this past season after posting a team-high 26 goals and 25 assists in 67 games. He also set a league record with six overtime goals and became the first defenceman in league history to lead the WHL in playoff scoring with 26 points in 21 games.
Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants had an historic season.
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Past recipients of the CHL top prospect award include Connor McDavid (2015), John Tavares (2009), Steven Stamkos (2008), Patrick Kane (2007), Joe Thornton (1997) and Eric Lindros (1991).NHL Central Scouting has Byram ranked No. 2 among North American skaters and No. 1 among CHL skaters for the NHL draft which will take place June 21-22 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.