2019-20 Most Valuable Player – Roddy Ross
The Seattle Thunderbirds Most Valuable Player for the 2091-20 season is goalie Roddy Ross.
“Roddy was a consistent performer on the ice for us during the season. He was instrumental in helping the team achieve a playoff spot for the eighth consecutive season,” said T-Birds General Manager Russ Farwell.
Ross appeared in 49 games this season and had a 20-21-4-3 record with a .908 save percentage and 3.17 goals against average.
“Roddy took his game to a higher and more consistent level this year. He continually gave the team a chance to earn points in every game,” said goaltender coach Ian Gordon.
Ross started the season with a 50-save performance against the Kamloops Blazers at the home opener. He had a four-game win streak and two three-game win streaks during the season.
Ross recorded his first career point with an assist on the T-Birds first goal, by Ryan Gottfried, against the Tri-City Americans on November 1. He registered a second point with an assist on the fourth goal, by Keltie Jeri-Leon against Tri-City on January 10.
Ross, who was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round of the 2019 NHL Draft, joined Aaron Levine on Q It Up Sports on October 6.
On a few road trips this season Ross, and teammate Conner Roulette, visited with First Nations youth after practices or morning skates.
Ross was named the Eli Wilson Goaltender of the Week for the first week of the 2019-20 season.
He was also named to the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the first week of the season.