MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is presented to a deserving male player whom has excelled both on and off the ice. The ideal candidate should demonstrate qualities of hard work, sportsmanship, team commitment and fair play. This award is not merely based on goals and assist, but a combination of the extra attributes that make him a quality player for his team.
Charlottetown, PE – This year’s Male Player of the Year is the Summerside Western Capitals’ Zach Biggar from Portage, PE. The Capital’s defenseman accumulated 36 assists and 7 goals this season while racking up only 12 penalty minutes. His standout game this year was in November against the Miramichi Timberwolves where he scored a goal and had 3 assists.
Zach was drafted 27th overall in the 2019 QMJHL Draft to Acadie-Bathurst before he was assigned to the MHL’s Summerside Western Capitals for the 2019-2020 season. During the season, Biggar had the opportunity to compete at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge Cup in Dawson Creek, BC as a member of the Canada East team, where his team took home silver. As the 2019-2020 season came to an end, Zach was awarded with the MHL Rookie of the Year and MHL Rookie All-Star Team titles.
Originally hailing from Portage, Zach grew up in the Ellerslie and Tyne Valley areas where he continues to be a very active part of his community. Some of the extra-curriculars he has been involved in over the years include: Ellerslie Elementary School Day Camp, Tyne Valley Minor Hockey Skills and Drills, and Ellerslie 4-H Club.
As a member of the Summerside Western Capitals, Zach is also very involved with the City of Summerside. He has volunteered countless time with the Caps for their Jr Caps PD Days and other events and helped clean up the city after Hurricane Dorian.
When he’s not competing on the ice, Zach is an excellent scholar at Westisle Composite High School. He has made it into the honour roll every year, consistently, since grade seven. He received an academic achievement award in grade 10 and just recently finished his grade 11 year with an above 90% average.
In the future, Zach plans to have a career in hockey. He also wants to attend university to study physiotherapy or business. Hockey PEI is very proud to present this year’s Male Player of the Year to Zach Biggar.
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