Dupont named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week

Brodie Dupont of the Norfolk Admirals is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 2-8.

 

Dupont scored three goals and added five assists for eight points in three games last week helping the Admirals to a 3-0-0 record.

 

The 29-year-old had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win against Adirondack on Wednesday, tallied a pair of assists in a 4-1 victory over Elmira on Friday and picked up two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win against the Jackals on Saturday.

 

A native of Russell, Manitoba, Dupont has 21 points (7g-14a) in 22 games with the Admirals this season.

 

Selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (66th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Dupont has posted 168 points (66g-102a) in 364 career American Hockey League games with Hartford and Milwaukee. He has spent the previous three seasons in the DEL where he posted 53 points (18g-35a) in 88 games with Iserlohn.

 

Prior to turning pro, Dupont had 149 points (81g-68a) in 214 career games with Calgary of the Western Hockey League.

 

On behalf of Brodie Dupont, a case of pucks will be donated to a Norfolk 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 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

 

Runners Up: Shane Walsh, Cincinnati (3 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.), Will Merchant, Idaho (3 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.) and Erik Bradford, Utah (2 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.).

 

Also Nominated: Bryan Moore (Allen), Matt Garbowsky (Colorado), Brendan O’Donnell (Florida), Mike Embach(Fort Wayne), Matt Rupert (Indy), Kyle Bushee (Kalamazoo), Tyson Spink (Toledo), Miles Koules (Tulsa) and Garrett Meurs (Wheeling).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

Oct. 14-16                  Kyle Bonis, Toledo Walleye

Oct. 17-23                  Emerson Clark, Tulsa Oilers

Oct. 24-30                  Lindsay Sparks, Rapid City Rush

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Trevor Cheek, Fort Wayne Komets

Nov. 7-13                    Justin Buzzeo, Atlanta Gladiators

Nov. 14-20                 Alex Wideman, Indy Fuel

Nov. 21-27                 Sam Warning, Quad City Mallards

Nov. 28-Dec. 4         Vaclav Karabacek, Elmira Jackals

Dec. 5-11                    Jacob MacDonald, Toledo Walleye

Dec. 12-18                 Mike Cazzola, Fort Wayne Komets

Dec. 19-23                 Spencer Asuchak, Allen Americans

Dec. 27-Jan. 1          Justin Crandall, Reading Royals