Thursday, October 15, 2015
Voting Now on for WHL Top 50
As part of the WHL’s 50th Season celebrations, the WHL announced today that voting is now open for the selection of the Top 50 WHL Players of All-Time.
Fans can visit Top50.WHL.ca to cast their ballots once per week from a list of the top 125 players in WHL history as selected by a committee of League historians. Fans can return to the site beginning each Monday to cast a new ballot. Voting will be open until Sunday, December 20th.
The list of 125 players compiled by the committee has been separated into categories for voting based on times in which players played in the WHL. Fans must select their top three players from the 1967-76, 1977-86, 1987-96, 1997-06, and 2007-15 time periods. Additionally, fans can choose five wild card selections from any time period before completing their ballot.
Input from the committee will also be considered following the fan vote, and the Top 50 WHL Players of All-Time will be announced in the New Year.
The list of players from which fans will select their favourites includes greats from the League’s inception in 1966 through to players that suited up as recently as last season. In total, 88 forwards, 27 defencemen, and 10 goaltenders made the list. Players were selected based on a combination of the impact they had while playing in the WHL and their careers upon graduating from the League.