Haydar named CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week

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… The American Hockey League announced today that Chicago Wolves right wing Darren Haydar has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 22, 2006.

In two games last week, Haydar scored two goals and added three assists for five points in a pair of Wolves victories.

Chicago headed south for a two-game series in San Antonio, and Haydar sparked the Wolves with a four-point night on Wednesday, scoring twice and assisting on two more goals as Chicago downed the Rampage, 6-1. Two nights later, Haydar assisted on the game-winning goal in a 3-1 decision, as the Wolves won their fourth straight road game.

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

Haydar has recorded a point in each of Chicago’s six games this season, totaling six goals and four assists for 10 points. The fifth-year pro, who turned 27 on Sunday, is in his first season with the Wolves after four years in the Nashville organization. He has tallied 116 goals and 170 assists for 286 points in 299 career AHL games with Chicago and Milwaukee, winning a Calder Cup championship with the Admirals in 2004 and leading them back to the Finals in 2006. Haydar won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie in 2002-03.

Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany right wing Pat Dwyer, Binghamton center Josh Hennessy, Bridgeport goaltender Michael Mole, Hershey left wing Tomas Fleischmann, Houston left wing Benoit Pouliot, Iowa defenseman Vadim Khomitski, Lowell defenseman Dan McGillis, Manchester right wing Ryan Murphy, Milwaukee goaltender Scott Reid, Norfolk forward Carl Corazzini, Omaha center Dustin Boyd, Peoria right wing Mike Glumac, Philadelphia forward Marty Murray, Portland goaltender Mike Wall, Rochester goaltenders Craig Anderson and Adam Dennis, San Antonio defenseman Bryan Helmer, Springfield right wing Norm Milley, Syracuse right wing Joe Motzko, Toronto right wing Brad Leeb and Worcester center Joe Pavelski.