Aldergrove’s Shea Theodore is up for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy, the Western Hockey League’s top defenceman award.
Theodore, who plays for the Seattle Thunderbirds, is the Western Conference nominee for the award. He is up against the Brandon Wheat Kings’ Ivan Provorov.
Theodore, who turns 20 this summer, was also named a WHL Western Conference first team all-star.
A 2013 first round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks (26th overall), Theodore had 13 goals and 48 points in 45 games this past season for Seattle.
He has already signed a three-year entry level contract with the Ducks and spent part of training camp with the NHL club before getting hurt and eventually sent back to junior.
In 257 career games with Seattle, Theodore has 58 goals and 212 points.
Seattle faces Portland in the first round of the WHL playoffs.
The major award winners will be announced on May 6.