Matt Savoie earns WHL Player of the Week with just one game played
The Western Hockey League has announced its Player of the Week for the week ending this past Sunday.
That player is none other than former Winnipeg ICE forward Matt Savoie.
The Buffalo Sabres' 2022 first round pick suited up in one game for Buffalo this season, while splitting the remainder of the year with the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans and the WHL.
Drafted first overall by Winnipeg in the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft, Savoie spent three seasons suiting up for the ICE, where he put up back-to-back 35+ goal and 90+ point seasons and was a polarizing figure on the team and within the community.
But since the ICE moved south to Wenatchee, Savoie's career path found itself all over the map. So far through the midway point of the 2023-24 season, the now 20-year-old has suited up for five different teams - including the Canadian National Junior club that played in Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Savoie was dealt from the Wild to the Moose Jaw Warriors at the CHL trade deadline for a boatload of draft capital. He has played in just one game with the Warriors - his first WHL contest since December 9 - and scored two times and added another three assists in his debut with Moose Jaw.
And for that, the WHL has recognized him as its top performer. Savoie and the Warriors conclude a three-game homestand on Wednesday when they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes.