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Tordjman snags Goalie of the Month nod

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
… The American Hockey League announced today that Josh Tordjman of the San Antonio Rampage has been named the Reebok X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month for January. Tordjman was 9-4-0 in 13 appearances for the Rampage last month, with a 2.01 goals-against average, a .933 save percentage and one shutout.

Tordjman allowed three goals or fewer in each of his 13 starts in January, a month highlighted by a 47-save shutout of Peoria on Jan. 18. He also stopped 32 of 33 shots at Milwaukee on Jan. 23 and had a 37-save effort on Jan. 30 vs. Quad City, earning first-star honors in each of those games.

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

Tordjman ranks second in the AHL in appearances (37) and minutes played (2,131) and fourth in shots faced (1,022) and saves (935) while posting a 19-16-1 record with four shutouts for San Antonio. The 24-year-old Montreal native is in his third pro season and has a career record of 56-48-7 and six shutouts in 117 AHL games, all with the Rampage. Tordjman signed as a free agent with Phoenix on July 2, 2006.

Other nominees for Reebok X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month include Albany’s Justin Peters, Bridgeport’s Nathan Lawson, Chicago’s Robert Gherson, Grand Rapids’ Jimmy Howard, Hamilton’s Loic Lacasse, Hartford’s Matt Zaba, Iowa’s David LeNeveu, Lake Erie’s Tyler Weiman, Milwaukee’s Drew MacIntyre, Norfolk’s Mike McKenna, Providence’s Tuukka Rask, Quad City’s Leland Irving, Rochester’s Mike Brodeur, Springfield’s Devan Dubnyk, Syracuse’s Dan LaCosta and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s John Curry.