Grabner earned player of the week honours by recording six goals in three games during the week of February 12th to February 18th, helping Spokane to a 1-1-1 record in that span.
On Wednesday, February 14th, Grabner notched two goals, including the shorthanded game-winner, in a 4-3 victory over the Blazers in Kamloops. He was also named the game’s 1st star.
On Friday, February 16th, Grabner scored a hat trick, including two power play goals, as the Chiefs dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Thunderbirds in Seattle. He was also named the game’s 1st star.
On Saturday, February 17th, Grabner scored one goal – a power play marker – as the Chiefs fell 6-3 to the Kootenay Ice in Spokane.
Grabner, a 19-year-old product of Villach, Austria, was the Vancouver Canucks‘ 1st round pick (14th overall) at the 2006 NHL draft.
The WHL has also nominated Carey Price of the Tri-City Americans for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week award.
BOSTON PIZZA WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK.
Sep. 21 – Oct. 1: Brett Robertson, Prince George Cougars
Oct.2 – Oct. 8: Ben Maxwell, Kootenay Ice
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Andrew Clark, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Ivan Rohac, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack Bruins
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Peter Mueller, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Zach Boychuk, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 13– Nov. 19: Ted Vandermeer, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 20– Nov. 26: Martin Hanzal, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 27– Dec. 3: Aaron Gagnon, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Riley Holzapfel, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 11– Dec. 17: Brad Cole, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 25– Dec. 31: Reid Jorgensen, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Dylan Yeo, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 8 – Jan. 15: Chris Stevens, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 16 – Jan. 21: Colton Yellow Horn, Tri-City Americans
Jan. 22 – Jan 28: Zach Hamill, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 29 – Feb 4: Mitch Fadden, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 12 –Feb 18: Curtis Billsten, Kootenay Ice