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Delia named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Rockford IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 4, 2018.

Delia turned aside 72 of the 73 shots he faced in two starts last week, posting a 0.50 goals-against average, a .986 save percentage and the first shutout of his professional career.

On Wednesday evening Delia made 38 saves to anchor Rockford’s defense in a 2-1 victory over Texas, and on Saturday night he stopped 34 shots in a 3-0 blanking of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Delia was named the game’s first star in both contests.

A rookie out of Merrimack College, Delia has a record of 11-6-2 in 19 appearances with Rockford this season – including a 10-2-2 mark in his last 14 decisions – along with a 2.78 goals-against average, a .901 save percentage and one shutout. The 23-year-old native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 28, 2017, after being named a Hockey East Third Team All-Star in 2016-17.

In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Delia will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming IceHogs home game.