Sens’ Brodeur shines, grabs weekly award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Binghamton Senators goaltender Mike Brodeur has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 8, 2009. Brodeur stopped 94 of 96 shots in three appearances last week, good for a 0.67 goals-against average and a .979 save percentage.

Brodeur had gone more than three weeks without a win before he made 25 saves on Wednesday night, helping Binghamton to a 2-0 road win over the Albany River Rats. He turned aside 36 of 37 Hamilton shots in Friday’s 2-1 win over the Bulldogs at the Bell Centre in Montreal, then made 33 saves in a 1-0 loss to Hamilton at Scotiablank Place in Kanata, Ont., home of the parent Ottawa Senators, on Sunday. Brodeur received a total of four goals of offensive support in three starts but still posted a mark of 2-1-0 on the week.

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

Brodeur is now 4-3-0 in 11 appearances for Binghamton this season, with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage along with one shutout. He shows a career AHL record of 28-23-4 with three shutouts in 68 games with Binghamton, Rochester, Rockford and Norfolk. The 26-year-old native of Calgary is in his sixth professional season, and signed as a free agent with Ottawa on July 1, 2009.

Other nominees for Reebok/AHL Player of the Week include Abbotsford goaltender Leland Irving, Adirondack center Jon Matsumoto, Albany right wing Stefan Chaput, Bridgeport left wing Greg Mauldin, Chicago right wing Tim Stapleton, Grand Rapids center Cory Emmerton, Hartford center Evgeny Grachev, Hershey center Keith Aucoin, Lake Erie left wing Brock Bradford, Lowell defenseman Matthew Corrente, Manitoba goaltender Daren Machesney, Norfolk center Paul Szczechura, Peoria right wing Aaron Palushaj, Portland left wing Philip Gogulla, Rochester left wing Michael Duco, Rockford goaltender Joe Fallon, San Antonio left wing Viktor Tikhonov, Springfield goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Syracuse center Dan Fritsche, Texas goaltender Matt Climie, Toronto right wing Christian Hanson, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton center Mark Letestu and Worcester goaltender Alex Stalock.

Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week