Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fastest To 40!

Is forward Jamie Benn the fastest ever to wear a Kelowna Rockets uniform?
I am not talking about fastest skater, but the fastest to 40 goals. Benn enters Wednesday's game against Chilliwack with 39 goals in 44 games. If he is able to score against the Bruins, he would become the fastest player in Rockets history to hit that mark. The current record is held by Brett McLean, who scored his 40th goal in his 51st game back in 1997-98. Jesse Schultz (2002--2003) and Jason Deleurme (1997-98) took 53 games to get there while Chuck Kobasew was also quick, scoring his 40th goal in his 54th game in 2001-2002.
By comparison Calgary Hitmen forward Joel Broda scored his 40th goal in his 50th game. Eric Fehr scored his 40th for the Brandon Wheat Kings in his 45th game in 2004-2005.
Nigel Dawes scored his 40th goal of the season in his 40th game back in 2003-2004. Wow!

1 comment:

hocus_lopez said...

Good job Jamie.

He is an impressive player, and was a great pick up last year.