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by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 23, 2015 12:15 pm

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League unveiled today its list of the top 125 players in WHL history as selected by a committee of League historians.

The list includes WHL greats from the League’s inception in 1966 through to players that suited up as recently as last season. In total, 88 forwards, 27 defencemen, and 10 goaltenders made the list. Players were selected based on a combination of the impact they had while playing in the WHL and their careers upon graduating from the League.

The committee was comprised of members of the media and individuals who have demonstrated long-standing contributions to the WHL, along with members the WHL Office staff. The WHL would like to thank Gregg Drinnan, Norm Dueck, Peter Loubardias, Bob Ridley, Dan Russell, Rob Vanstone, Dean Vrooman and Bill Willms for their assistance with this project.

As a part of the WHL’s 50th Season celebrations, fans will be able to have their say in October alongside the committee by way of an online vote available at Beginning in January, the WHL will count down and release the Top 50 WHL Players of All-Time.

Top 125 WHL Players (alphabetical order, last name first)

Last Name First Name P Years Hometown WHL Team(s)
Chipperfield Ron F 1970-74 Brandon, MB Brandon Wheat Kings
Clarke Bob F 1967-69 Flin Flon, MB Flin Flon Bombers
Dawes Nigel F 2001-05 Winnipeg, MB Kootenay ICE
Derkatch Dale F 1981-85 Winnipeg, MB Regina Pats
Derlago Bill F 1974-78 Birtle, MB Brandon Wheat Kings
Eakin Cody F 2006-11 Winnipeg, MB Kootenay ICE/Swift Current Broncos
Evason Dean F 1980-84 Winnipeg, MB Kamloops Jr. Oilers/Spokane Chiefs
Falloon Pat F 1988-91 Foxwarren, MB Spokane Chiefs
Fehr Eric F 2000-05 Winkler, MB Brandon Wheat Kings
Fleury Theoren F 1984-88 Russell, MB Moose Jaw Warriors
Hanlon Glen G 1974-77 Brandon, MB Brandon Wheat Kings
Kidd Trevor G 1988-91 Dugald, MB Spokane Chiefs/Brandon Wheat Kings
Lambert Dan D 1986-90 St. Boniface, MB Swift Current Broncos
Leach Reggie F 1967-70 Riverton, MB Flin Flon Bombers
Martyniuk Ray G 1967-70 Flin Flon, MB Flin Flon Bombers
McCarthy Kevin D 1973-77 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Monarchs
Murray Marty F 1991-95 Lyleton, MB Brandon Wheat Kings
Shinnimin Brendan F 2007-12 Winnipeg, MB Tri-City Americans


Click here for complete Top 125 list.

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