The CHL Player of the Year award is the most prestigious individual award in Canadian junior hockey and many of the winners have gone on to incredible careers in the NHL.

Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and Mario Lemieux are just some of the impressive names on that trophy.

But this year’s winner is relatively unknown compared to those who came before him. Alex Barré-Boulet, 21, was never drafted into the NHL and has never represented Canada on the international stage, yet, he joined the ranks of the CHL’s best ever on Saturday.

Barré-Boulet will turn pro next season and we’re willing to bet it won’t be long before we see him in the NHL.

With that being said, allow us to introduce you to him.

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