Crane scored five goals and added three assists for eight points in four games last week.
The 24-year-old had three points (1g-2a) in a 4-3 overtime loss to Cincinnati on Monday, recorded two goals in a 4-3 win at Wichita on Friday, added another goal in a 3-1 victory at Wichita on Saturday and had two points (1g-1a) in a 5-4 win over the Thunder on Sunday.
A native of West Chester, Ohio, Crane has 17 points (11g-6a) in 23 games with the Americans this season. He has added two assists in nine games with San Jose of the American Hockey League.
A seventh-round selection (200th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Crane has 63 points (35g-28a) in 130 career ECHL games with Allen, Missouri, Ontario and San Francisco. He has nine points (1g-8a) in 32 career AHL games with San Jose and Worcester.
Prior to turning pro, Crane played three seasons at Ohio State University where he tallied 43 points (24g-19a) in 110 career games.
On behalf of Chris Crane, a case of pucks will be donated to an Allen 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 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Johnny Lazo (Colorado), Brock Montgomery (Fort Wayne), Scott Fleming (Greenville), Emil Molin (Idaho), Cody Sharib (Indy), Jesse Root (Missouri), Michael Pelech (Norfolk), A.J. Jenks (Toledo) and Alex Krushelnyski (Utah).
|Oct. 16-18||Barry Almeida||Utah Grizzlies|
|Oct. 19-25||Derek Army||Wheeling Nailers|
|Oct. 26-Nov. 1||Tyler Barnes||Missouri Mavericks|
|Nov. 2-8||Jordon Southorn||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Nov. 9-15||A.J. Jenks||Toledo Walleye|
|Nov. 16-22||T.J. Foster||Orlando Solar Bears|
|Nov. 23-29||Bryan Moore||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 30-Dec. 6||Mike Monfredo||Quad City Mallards|
|Dec. 7-13||Mikhail Stefanovich||Rapid City Rush|
|Dec. 14-20||Kyle Jean||Idaho Steelheads|
|Dec. 21-27||Mike Embach||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Dec. 28-Jan. 3||Matt Register||Atlanta Gladiators|
|Jan. 4-10||Shane Berschbach||Toledo Walleye|
|Jan. 11-17||Barry Almeida||Utah Grizzlies|