Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders are proud to announce the winner of the George Cowie Award as Rookie of the Year Presented By Broda Construction is Ilya Usau.
Usau signed with the Raiders during this year’s training camp. In his debut season in the WHL, he scored 22 goals and added 30 assists in 58 games to lead the Raiders in rookie scoring and finish fifth among freshmen in the league.
During the season, Usau missed time to represent Belarus at the 2020 IIHF World Under-20 Championship Division 1A tournament, picking up a goal and two assists.
Earlier this month, Usau was ranked 108th among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft.
Last Five Winners of the George Cowie Award as Rookie of the Year
- 2018-19: Kaiden Guhle and Ozzy Wiesblatt
- 2017-18: Justin Nachbaur
- 2016-17: Cole Fonstad
- 2015-16: Parker Kelly
- 2014-15: Rylan Parentau and Simon Stransky