Posted 2 years 93 days ago ago by David Fine
Buffalo, N.Y. – Tri-City Storm forward Wade Allison was selected in the second round, no. 52 overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft Saturday at the First Niagara Center.
The Clark Cup MVP led the USHL with nine playoff goals and was second with 16 postseason points. In three Clark Cup Final games, Allison led the squad with five goals and nine points. The second-year player was second on Tri-City with 25 goals and 47 points during the regular season.
A commit to Western Michigan, Allison is 18 years old, stands 6-foot-2, weighs 206 pounds and is from Myrtle, Manitoba, Canada.
Allison’s turnaround began just before Thanksgiving; after an overtime loss on November 14 against Sioux Falls, the forward had one goal and two points in 15 games. The floodgates opened after; Allison had 33 goals, 61 points and a league-best plus-27 rating over the next 52 games.
Allison recorded the Storm’s first hat trick of the season on December 19th at Sioux City, including the overtime game-winning tally. From February 12 – March 4, Allison went on a season-long eight-game point streak (5g, 9a).
After being named the 192nd North American skater on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm List, Allison jumped to 62nd on the final rankings. No player jumped higher in 2016 than Allison.
The right-handed shot won Team West MVP in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game with one goal and two points. He became the first player to win both the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game MVP and Clark Cup MVP.
Allison attended the NHL Combine in Buffalo in early June and finished in the top-25 in ten different categories.
In 2014-15, Allison had six goals and 13 points in 35 games. In 2013-14, Allison played for the Omaha AAA Lancers and led midget hockey with 75 goals and 152 points in 77 games.
Tri-City Storm season tickets are available for 2016-17 and can be purchased by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8011.