Radulov named CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week

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… The American Hockey League announced today that Milwaukee Admirals right wing Alexander Radulov has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 15, 2006. In two games last week, Radulov tallied two goals and four assists for six points along with a plus-3 rating.

On Friday night, Radulov became the first Admirals player to record five points in a game since the team joined the AHL in 2001. He scored one goal and assisted on four others, having a hand in all of Milwaukee’s offense during a 7-5 loss to visiting Chicago. The next night, Milwaukee paid the Wolves a visit and Radulov broke a scoreless tie with his third goal of the season, sparking the Admirals to a 5-1 win.

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

A native of Nizhny Tagil, Russia, Radulov was Nashville’s first-round selection (15th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The 20-year-old rookie now has three goals and four assists for seven points in three games with Milwaukee. Last season, he was named the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year after leading the entire Canadian Hockey League with 91 assists and 152 points in 62 games for Quebec (QMJHL). Radulov added 55 points in 23 playoff contests, and was named tournament MVP as the Remparts captured the Memorial Cup championship.

Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany center Keith Aucoin, Binghamton defenseman Andy Hedlund, Bridgeport forward Blake Comeau, Chicago right wing Darren Haydar, Grand Rapids center Matt Hussey, Hershey goaltender Frederic Cassivi, Houston center Wyatt Smith, Iowa right wing Junior Lessard, Manchester center Noah Clarke, Manitoba goaltender Wade Flaherty, Norfolk forward Troy Brouwer, Omaha left wing Cam Cunning, Peoria center Trent Whitfield, Philadelphia forward Stefan Ruzicka, Portland right wing Shawn Thornton, Providence goaltender Brian Finley, Rochester goaltender Adam Dennis, Syracuse defenseman Mark Flood, Toronto defenseman Chris Harrington, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Jeff Deslauriers and Worcester left wing Mathieu Darche.