2016 Athlete of the Year Award

Mark Scheifele, NHL Winnipeg Jets

Updated Wednesday March 21, 2018 by Kitchener Sports Association.


Photo: NHL's Mark Scheifele, in action for the Winnipeg Jets. Lots of potential going forward after two great years with the team and an eight year contract!



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

at Golf's Steak House

598 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener


Athlete of the Year (2016)

Mark Scheifele - Ice hockey

2016 Highlight - Gold Medal – World Championships (Russia)
Team: Winnipeg Jets & Team Canada

"I haven't stopped smiling since I found out. I wanted an 8 year deal that was on my mind from the start. Signing this deal does nothing. It's on the ice what matters. My goal is to be one of the elite players this league." Mark Scheifele (on signing an 8 year contract)

PERFORMANCE: 2016 Winnipeg Jets,  NHL
Games played: 76      Goals scored: 30    Assists: 48    Total points: 78
Plus / minus: +17        
Leader Board NHL -Total Points: 7th
Leader Board – Winnipeg Jets Assists: 1st – 48
Leader Board - Winnipeg Jets Points:1st – 78
Leader Board - Winnipeg Jets Plus/Minus: 1st – 17
Winnipeg Jets, 2015-2016
Games played: 71    Goals scored: 29    Assists: 32    Total points: 61 
Plus / minus: +16
Manitoba Hydro 3 Stars Award: received most stars
Team Canada
World Championship vs Russia: Gold Medalist
Team North America
World Cup of Hockey-Toronto: Played on top line with Auston Matthew and Connor McDavid 

Nominees for Athlete of the Year (2016)

Alex Elliot - swimming
Darryl Fitzgerald - lawn bowling
Alyssa Lagonia - soccer
Jamal Murray - basketball
Garrett Rank - golf
Dhane Smith - lacrosse
Kevin Sorley - sledge hockey 

KSA invites you to join us at our dinner meetings. Our Athlete of the Year event recognizes the accomplishments of our area's outstanding athletes and you are always welcome to add your congratulations and wish the athletes well as they continue on with their athletic pursuits.

Designated donations: KSA makes a $250 donation ($500 to the AofYear Award Recipient) to the local sports group designated by each of the nominees. This year's donations were:

  • Alec Elliot – (swimming) – Region of Waterloo Swim Club
  • Darryl Fitzgerald – (lawn bowling) – Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club
  • Alyssa Lagonia – (soccer) – Kitchener Soccer Club
  • Jamal Murray – (basketball) - KW Youth Basketball Association & Waterloo Wildhawks
  • Garrett Rank – (golf) – Woolwich Minor Hockey Association
  • Mark Scheifele – (ice hockey) – Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (Donna’s Kids)
  • Dhane Smith - (lacrosse) – Kitchener Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Kevin Sorley – (sledge hockey) – KW Sidewinders Sledge Hockey

Congratulations also to the KSA's Award of Excellence recipients --- their efforts help make our community a better place and go beyond sports!  Donations were:

  • Bruce Young (Waterloo) – K-W Minor Boys Softball Association 
  • Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy - Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy
  • Kitchener Panthers Minor Baseball Bantam Tier 1 Team – Kitchener Minor Baseball Association

From the Athlete of the Year Program, a similar donation was also made to Camp McGovern.

More on this year's KSA Awards of Excellence
Link to photos of this event

AofYear 2016 Bios.docx

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