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Bobkov named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

 

Igor Bobkov of the Utah Grizzlies is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of March 17-23. He also won the award for the week ending Feb. 2.

Bobkov went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage in three appearances last week.

 

The 24-year-old turned aside 22 shots in a 2-1 win against Stockton on Wednesday, made 24 saves in a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Friday and stopped 30 shots in a 4-1 win against Idaho on Saturday.

 

Selected in the third round (76th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Bobkov is 16-6-4 with two shutouts in 26 appearances with Utah this season. He is third in the ECHL with a 2.07 goals-against average and is tied for fifth in the league with a .921 save percentage. The ECHL Goaltender of the Month for February, Bobkov is 15-2-2 in his last 19 decisions and has allowed two goals or less in 16 of his 26 games.

 

A native of Surgut, Russia, Bobkov has also appeared in eight games with Norfolk of the American Hockey League this season where he is 5-2-1 with one shutout, a 2.45 goals-against average and a save percentage of .919.

 

Runners Up: Mark Guggenberger, Gwinnett (2-1-0, 2.18 GAA, .927 save pct.) and Jordan Binnington, Kalamazoo (1-0-1, 1.92 GAA, .935 save pct.).

           

Also Nominated: Mike Clemente (Evansville), Matt Grogan (Fort Wayne), Jeff Malcolm (Greenville), Kevin Kapalka (Idaho), J.P. Anderson (Ontario), Maxime Clermont (Orlando), Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina) and Hannu Toivonen (Toledo).


PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 18-20Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Oct. 21-27Mike ClementeEvansville IceMen
   
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Laurent BrossoitAlaska Aces
   
Nov. 4-10John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
   
Nov. 11-17Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
   
Nov. 18-24Brian FosterStockton Thunder
   
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Mike CondonWheeling Nailers
   
Dec. 2-8Olivier RoyAlaska Aces
   
Dec. 9-15Trevor CannFlorida Everblades
   
Dec. 16-22Connor KnappGreenville Road Warriors
   
Dec. 23-29Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors
   
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
   
Jan. 6-12Brandon AndersonReading Royals
   
Jan. 13-19Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors
   
Jan. 20-26Aaron DellUtah Grizzlies
   
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Igor BobkovUtah Grizzlies
   
Feb. 3-9Pat NagleIdaho Steelheads
   
Feb. 10-16Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors
   
Feb. 17-23Ben MeisnerFort Wayne Komets
   
Feb. 24-March 2Brandon AndersonReading Royals
   
March 3-9Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
March 10-16Mike CondonWheeling Nailers