LB Named Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the MonthFeb 05, 2013 - 14:32 GMT
Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Oil Kings are proud to congratulate goaltender Laurent Brossoit on being named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the month for January. During January, Brossoit posted a 7-2-0-0 record with a 1.35 GAA, a 0.957 save percentage and two shut outs. He has a 25-6-2-3 record this season with a 2.07 GAA and a 0.925 save percentage. The native of Surrey, BC posted back to back shutouts in his first two February starts as he continues to add to his Oil Kings modern franchise record of nine career shutouts.
Brossoit and his counterpart Tristan Jarry currently form one of the strongest goaltending tandems in the WHL. As a pair they helped lead the Oil Kings to a record of 11-3-0-0 in the month of January with five shutouts. Most impressive, over that span the Oil Kings allowed more than two goals only once in 14 games. Together they have set a new Oil Kings record with 9 shutouts combined this season. Edmonton's strong defensive play continues to steal the show as the Kings have allowed the least number of goals against in the WHL.
A sixth round pick of the Calgary Flames, Brossoit had a huge breakout season in 2011-12. The native of Surrey, BC set new Oil Kings records with 42 wins, a 2.47 GAA and 61 games played. He also shined during the 2012 WHL Playoffs capturing the Eastern Conference and WHL Championship MVP honours with an amazing 16-4-0-0 record, a 0.933 save percentage and two shutouts.
Brossoit is an Oil Kings draft pick who was selected 26th overall in the second round of the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft. This summer, he competed in the seventh-annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp in Calgary. He was then one of three goaltender selections for the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge in August and was an invite for U20 National Team selection camp in early December.