Sharks’ Lerg named Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Worcester Sharks left wing Bryan Lerg has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 22, 2015.

Lerg scored five goals – including two game-winners – in three games last week as the Sharks continued to bid for a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

On Wednesday night, Lerg scored twice in the third period of Worcester’s 3-2 loss to Hershey, his first two-goal game since Oct. 23, 2012. He repeated the performance on Friday night, this time striking twice in the first period to pace the Sharks to a 3-1 win over St. John’s. And on Saturday, Lerg scored again to help Worcester to a 6-1 victory over Lehigh Valley, his fifth goal in three games after having scored five in his previous 30 contests.

After seeing his previous two seasons cut short by injury, Lerg has recorded 13 goals and 25 assists for a team-leading 38 points in 61 games this season for Worcester, which finished the week one point out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference with games in hand on the rest of the field. The Sharks captain and seventh-year pro has totaled 89 goals and 103 assists for 192 points in 341 career AHL games with Worcester, Lake Erie, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Springfield. A native of Livonia, Mich., Lerg was signed as a free agent with San Jose on July 10, 2014.

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

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