The 20-year-old Red Deer, Alta., native scored 44 goals and had 62 assists with a plus-20 rating this season. He played in all 72 regular-season games for the Americans.
Adam Lowry of the Swift Current Broncos was named Eastern Conference nominee on Wednesday. The award winner will be named at the 2013 WHL Awards luncheon in Calgary on May 1.
The conference finalists are determined through voting by general managers, coaches, broadcast and media representatives of all WHL teams.