The American Hockey League announced today that Lowell Lock Monsters goaltender Brent Krahn has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 5, 2004. Krahn was 3-0-0 with two shutouts last week for the Lock Monsters.
Krahn began the week with a 29-save effort in a 4-0 win over Worcester on Tuesday, and a day later was named the Koho AHL Goaltender of the Month for November. In his first appearance of December, Krahn shined in a 1-0 win over Hartford on Friday, stopping all 30 shots in regulation and overtime and all 13 of the Wolf Pack’s shootout attempts. It was his fourth shutout in five starts over a 13-day span. Krahn ended the week with 32 saves in a 6-4 win over Springfield on Sunday, finishing with a 3-0-0 record, a 1.30 goals-against average and a .956 save percentage.
In recognition of his achievement, Krahn will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Lock Monsters home game.
A native of Winnipeg, Man., the 22-year-old Krahn is in his second professional season in 2004-05 after being selected ninth overall (by Calgary) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He has a record of 8-3-0 in 11 games for Lowell this season, with a 2.26 GAA and .926 save percentage, and his four shutouts are a Lock Monsters single-season record. Krahn appeared in 21 AHL games last year between Lowell and San Antonio, posting a mark of 5-10-1.
Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany goaltender Scott Clemmensen, Binghamton left wing Brandon Bochenski, Bridgeport right wing Rob Collins, Chicago center Cory Larose, Cleveland left wing Ryane Clowe, Edmonton center Jarret Stoll, Grand Rapids center Todd Robinson, Hartford right wing Jed Ortmeyer, Hershey goaltender Tom Lawson, Houston left wing Stephane Veilleux, Manchester center Mike Cammalleri, Manitoba right wing Lee Goren, Portland center Trent Whitfield, San Antonio center Nathan Horton, Springfield right wing Shane Willis, St. John’s left wing Harold Druken, Syracuse goaltender Karl Goehring and Utah left wing Fredrik Sjostrom.