PRINCETON, N.J. – Kevin Baker of the Evansville IceMen is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 11-17. It is the fourth time in Baker’s career that he was won the weekly award, tying him for the second-most weekly honors in ECHL history.
Baker scored four goals and added three assists for seven points in three games last week.
The 33-year-old tallied an assist in a 2-1 loss to Toledo on Wednesday, scored four points (2g-2a) in a 6-1 win against Fort Wayne on Friday and ended the week with two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory at Fort Wayne on Saturday.
A native of Kingston, Ontario, Baker has 24 points (16g-8a) in 28 games with Evansville and for the season has 33 points (20g-13a) in 46 games with the IceMen and Orlando.
A seventh-round selection (193rd overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Baker has tallied 386 points (188g-198a) in 363 career ECHL games with Johnstown, Texas, Florida, Stockton, Orlando and Evansville. He was named ECHL Most Valuable Player with Florida in 2008-09 when he scored 57 goals, the 11th highest single-season total in league history.
On behalf of Kevin Baker, a case of pucks will be donated to an Evansville youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Scott Freeman (Bakersfield), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Gwinnett), David de Kastrozza (Idaho), Wesley Myron (Kalamazoo), Hunter Bishop (South Carolina), Stephon Thorne (Toledo) and Nick Tuzzolino (Utah).
|Oct. 12-14||Riley Armstrong||Utah Grizzlies|
|Oct. 15-21||Artem Demkov||Elmira Jackals
|Oct. 22-28||Brandon Dubinsky||Alaska Aces
|Oct. 29-Nov. 4||Michael Forney||Colorado Eagles|
|Nov. 5-11||Chad Costello||Colorado Eagles|
|Nov. 12-18||Toni Rajala||Stockton Thunder|
|Nov. 19-25||C.J. Stretch||Ontario Reign|
|Nov. 26-Dec. 2||Brad Mills||Utah Grizzlies|
|Dec. 3-9||Dylan Clarke||Evansville IceMen|
|Dec. 10-16||Ryan Lasch||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Dec. 17-23||Phil DeSimone||Trenton Titans|
|Dec. 24-30||Dan Gendur||Orlando Solar Bears|
|Dec. 31-Jan. 6||Corey Elkins||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Jan. 7-13||Nicholas Tremblay||Bakersfield Condors|
|Jan. 14-20||Bretton Cameron||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Jan. 21-27||Tyler McNeely||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Jan. 28-Feb. 3||Colin Vock||Utah Grizzlies|
|Feb. 4-10||Andrew Sarauer||Las Vegas Wranglers|