Redondo Beach native, former Jr. Kings standout Armstrong named WHL Player of Week
The Western Hockey League announced today that Wenatchee Wild forward Easton Armstrong has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 8, 2023.
Armstrong, who attended Los Angeles Kings training camp as a free agent invitee this fall, recorded seven points, including five goals, in two games this week as the Wild went 2-1-0-0 on a B.C. Division road trip.
The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Redondo Beach product registered two goals, including the game-winning tally, in a 6-3 win Saturday, Oct. 7 at Prince George. He was named the game’s Second Star.
The 20-year-old right winger followed up Saturday’s effort with a five-point performance Sunday, Oct. 8 at Kamloops, scoring the overtime-winning goal to complete the hat trick. Armstrong also collected two assists in Wenatchee’s come-from-behind victory and was named the Third Star of the contest.
Since returning from training camp with the Kings, Armstrong has secured nine points (six goals, three assists) in four games with the Wild. He is tied for second in scoring on the club.
Originally selected by the Regina Pats in the 10th round (214th overall) of the 2018 WHL Draft, Armstrong has accumulated 52 points (32 goals, 20 assists) in 152 career WHL regular season outings.
Back home, Armstrong skated for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
Photo/Allen Douglas/Kamloops Blazers
(October 10, 2023)