Blues prospect Ty Rattie helped the Portland Winterhawks win the WHL Championship on Sunday with a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rexall Place.
Rattie, 20, recorded a hat trick in the game. Two of his goals were scored while shorthanded.
Rattie finished the postseason with 20 goals during the 2013 WHL playoffs and has set a new WHL record with 50 career playoff goals, surpassing the previous mark of 47, which was originally set by Mark Pederson in 1988.
Rattie was also named the MVP of the WHL Championship series. He finished the postseason with 20 goals and 16 assists (36 points) in 21 games.
A 2011 second round pick of the Blues, Rattie has played with the Winterhawks since the 2008-09 season. In 62 regular season games this year, Rattie scored 48 goals and 62 assists.
While true that Juniors success does not automatically equal NHL success, good to see our 2nd round picks making some noise. We're going to have to come away with some steals in these drafts where we've dealt our first rounders to keep pace on the farm and keep prospects moving through the system.