Jaffray named CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Manitoba Moose left wing Jason Jaffray has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 29, 2006.

Jaffray scored five goals and had two assists for seven points, along with a plus-7 rating, in three games for the Moose.

Jaffray tallied four goals on four shots while posting a plus-5 rating in Manitoba’s 7-4 win against the Wolves at Chicago’s Allstate Arena on Tuesday night. The four goals tied a Moose franchise record. He would later register three points in Manitoba’s two-game series against Eastern Conference leaders Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, tallying an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday and adding a goal and an assist in a 4-3 defeat on Friday.

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

A native of Olds, Alta., the 25-year-old Jaffray is in his third season with Manitoba and leads the Moose with seven goals and 10 points in 10 contests this season. In 2005-06, he ranked third on the team with 47 points (12 goals, 35 assists) in 73 regular-season games and added six goals and seven points in 13 Calder Cup Playoff matches. Jaffray has a total of 33 goals and 49 assists for 82 points in 134 career AHL games.

Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany right wing Jesse Boulerice, Binghamton center Andrew Ebbett, Bridgeport right wing Peter Ferraro, Chicago right wing Darren Haydar, Grand Rapids center Evan McGrath, Hamilton right wing Duncan Milroy, Hershey left wing Tomas Fleischmann, Houston goaltender Josh Harding, Iowa forward Marty Sertich, Norfolk goaltender Corey Crawford, Peoria goaltender Marek Schwarz, Portland right wing Pierre Parenteau, Providence right wing Martins Karsums, Rochester goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier, San Antonio right wing Bill Thomas, Springfield center Blair Jones, Syracuse goaltender Tomas Popperle, Toronto center Kris Newbury, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Andrew Penner and Worcester center Mathieu Darche.

Also see: Previous winners, CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week