Washington Capitals forward prospect Aliaksei Protas was named to the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Eastern Division first all-star team on Tuesday. Protas led the division in points this season.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 7, 2020
The 2019-2020 season was a tale of two seasons for the Viper. Protas, who was selected as an Alternate Captain, started the season with 18 goals and 24 assists in 27 games (1.55 points per game) before departing for the World Juniors at the end of November.
Following a very good showing for Team Belarus where he recorded four goals and three assists in just five games (1.40 points per game), Protas returned to Prince Albert in late December. The second half of the season was not as productive. He recorded 13 goals and 25 assists in 31 games (1.22 points per game).
You can read more about Protas’ 2019-2020 season in our annual review and forecast for him which can be found here.
By Jon Sorensen