Krahn named top goalie for February

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Brent Krahn of the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights has been named the Koho/AHL Goaltender of the Month for February. Krahn posted a record of 7-2-0 in nine appearances on the month, with a 1.71 goals-against average, .941 save percentage and one shutout.

Krahn’s month was highlighted by a 37-save performance in a 4-0 win over Chicago on Feb. 4, his third shutout of the season. He came back with 33 stops in his next outing, a 4-1 win at Manitoba on Feb. 10. Krahn was named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for his efforts from Feb. 20-26, culminating in a performance in which he denied 37 of 39 shots before going 5-for-5 in the shootout to defeat Toronto, 3-2, on Feb. 25.

In recognition of his achievement, Krahn will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Ak-Sar-Ben Knights home game.

Krahn, a 23-year-old native of Winnipeg, is in his third professional season after being drafted by Calgary in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. In 41 games for Omaha in 2005-06, Krahn is 18-15-6 with a 2.52 goals-against average (fifth in the AHL), a .912 save percentage (ninth) and three shutouts (tied for second). He is 43-36-9 with nine shutouts in 97 lifetime AHL appearances.

Other nominees for Koho/AHL Goaltender of the Month include Wade Dubielewicz of Bridgeport, Tuomas Tarkki of Chicago, Dimitri Patzold of Cleveland, Joey MacDonald of Grand Rapids, Robert Gherson of Hartford, Josh Harding of Houston, Corey Crawford of Norfolk, Reinhard Divis of Peoria, Jamie Storr of Philadelphia, Jordan Sigalet of Providence, David LeNeveu of San Antonio and Jean-Sebastien Aubin of Toronto.