Fischer named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Tucson Roadrunners forward Christian Fischer has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 15, 2017.

Fischer tallied three goals and four assists for seven points along with a plus-5 rating in three games, helping the Roadrunners to a perfect 3-0-0 week.

On Tuesday evening, Fischer picked up a goal and an assist as Tucson rallied from two goals down to defeat Manitoba, 5-2. On Friday, he registered one goal and two assists for his third three-point game of the season in the Roadrunners’ 5-3 win over Texas. And in Saturday’s rematch with the Stars, Fischer notched a goal and an assist and was named the game’s first star in a 3-2 Tucson victory.

Fischer has totaled 15 goals and 16 assists for 31 points in 29 games for Tucson this season, good for second among AHL rookies in goals and third in points. The 19-year-old native of Wayne, Ill., was a second-round selection by the Arizona Coyotes (32nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and spent two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program before recording 90 points in 66 games with Windsor (OHL) in 2015-16. He made his pro debut with Springfield last April, notching two goals and one assist in six AHL games.

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