2016 Athlete of the Year Award
Mark Scheifele, NHL Winnipeg JetsUpdated Wednesday March 21, 2018 by Kitchener Sports Association.
Photo: NHL's Mark Scheifele, in action for the Winnipeg Jets. Lots of potential going forward after two great years with the team and an eight year contract!
2016 Highlight - Gold Medal – World Championships (Russia)
Team: Winnipeg Jets & Team Canada
"I haven't stopped smiling since I found out. I wanted an 8 year deal that was on my mind from the start. Signing this deal does nothing. It's on the ice what matters. My goal is to be one of the elite players this league." Mark Scheifele (on signing an 8 year contract)
PERFORMANCE: 2016 Winnipeg Jets, NHL
Games played: 76 Goals scored: 30 Assists: 48 Total points: 78
Plus / minus: +17
Leader Board NHL -Total Points: 7th
Leader Board – Winnipeg Jets Assists: 1st – 48
Leader Board - Winnipeg Jets Points:1st – 78
Leader Board - Winnipeg Jets Plus/Minus: 1st – 17
Winnipeg Jets, 2015-2016
Games played: 71 Goals scored: 29 Assists: 32 Total points: 61
Plus / minus: +16
Manitoba Hydro 3 Stars Award: received most stars
World Championship vs Russia: Gold Medalist
Team North America
World Cup of Hockey-Toronto: Played on top line with Auston Matthew and Connor McDavid
KSA invites you to join us at our dinner meetings. Our Athlete of the Year event recognizes the accomplishments of our area's outstanding athletes and you are always welcome to add your congratulations and wish the athletes well as they continue on with their athletic pursuits.
Designated donations: KSA makes a $250 donation ($500 to the AofYear Award Recipient) to the local sports group designated by each of the nominees. This year's donations were:
Congratulations also to the KSA's Award of Excellence recipients --- their efforts help make our community a better place and go beyond sports! Donations were:
From the Athlete of the Year Program, a similar donation was also made to Camp McGovern.
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