SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced that former Las Vegas and current Lowell goaltender Brent Krahn has been named the Koho AHL Goaltender of the Month for November after going 5-1-0 with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.65 and a save percentage of .944 in six starts.
Selected in the first round (ninth overall) by Calgary in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Krahn was 7-5-1 with a goals-against average of 2.61 and a save percentage of .925 in 14 games with Las Vegas in 2003-04.
After Lowell went the entire 2003-04 season without a shutout, Krahn posted three in 10 days to close out the month. After making 34 saves in a 5-0 win over Portland on November 21, he had 27 saves in a 4-0 win at Worcester on November 26, ending a 10-game road winless streak that dated back to last season. Following his only loss of the season, against league leader Manchester, Krahn stopped 29 shots on November 30 in a 4-0 win against Worcester, tying the team record with his third shutout of the season.
Krahn is 6-3-0 with a goals-against average of 2.33 and a save percentage of .923 in nine games for Lowell.
Other former ECHL goaltenders who were nominated for the award were Cleveland’s Nolan Schaefer, who played for Fresno in 2003-04; Grand Rapids’ Joey MacDonald, who played for Toledo in 2001-02; San Antonio’s Travis Scott, who played for Baton Rouge in 1996-98 and for Mississippi in 1998-99; and Springfield’s Brian Eklund, who played for Pensacola in 2002-04.