Brennan named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Rochester Americans defenseman T.J. Brennan has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 30, 2012.

In three games on the week, Brennan recorded one goal and five assists for six points for the Americans.

On Wednesday night, Brennan had five points in a wild 7-6 overtime victory over Lake Erie, tying an AHL season high and establishing a new personal best. All four of Brennan’s assists on the night came on game-tying goals, erasing deficits of 1-0, 2-1, 5-4 and 6-5. He also scored a power-play goal in the first period, his third point of that stanza. On Friday, Brennan registered another assist to help Rochester to a 4-1 win over Lake Erie in Buffalo, and on Saturday, Brennan took a game-high six shots on goal in the Amerks’ 2-1 loss to Binghamton.

Brennan, a second-round draft choice (31st overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in 2007, finished the week ranking second among all AHL defensemen with 12 goals and 29 points (tied) in 30 games for Rochester this season. The 23-year-old native of Willingboro, N.J., has 49 goals and 72 assists for 121 points in 219 career AHL games with Rochester and Portland, and also shows one goal in 11 NHL contests with the Sabres.

In recognition of his achievement, Brennan will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Americans home game.

Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week