Jaffray Wins AHL Weekly Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced that 2003 ECHL Rookie of the Year and two-time ECHL All-Star Game starter Jason Jaffray has been named the CCM Vector / AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 29, 2006.

Jaffray scored seven points (5g-2a) and had a plus-minus rating of +7 in three games for Manitoba, whose ECHL affiliate is the Victoria Salmon Kings.

Jaffray had four goals on four shots and was +5 in the Moose’s 7-4 win at Chicago on Oct. 24 while registering three points against conference leader Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss on Oct. 26 and two points (1g-1a) in a 4-3 loss on Oct. 27.

Jaffray was voted to the starting lineup for the 2003 ECHL All-Star Game and the 2004 ECHL All-Star Game.

In his first professional season in 2002-03, Jaffray was named First Team All-ECHL and to the ECHL All-Rookie Team while also being voted ECHL Rookie of the Year after scoring 85 points (34g-51a) in 64 games with Roanoke.

In 2003-04, Jaffray was named Second Team All-ECHL while finishing third in voting for Most Valuable Player. He finished third in the league with 37 goals and 74 points in 54 games with Wheeling while registering an assist in five games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

Other former ECHL players nominated for the award included former New Orleans and Trenton and current Albany right wing Jesse Boulerice, former Augusta and current Portland right wing Pierre Parenteau, former Pensacola and current Toronto center Kris Newbury and former Dayton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Andrew Penner.