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Simpson named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Kent Simpson of the Adirondack Thunder is the
CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 11-17. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

The 23-year-old posted shutouts in both of his appearances last week, helping the Thunder set an ECHL record with a 251:51 shutout streak and tying a league record with three consecutive shutouts.

Simpson stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 1-0 win against Norfolk on Tuesday and turned aside all 24 shots in a 1-0 victory at Elmira on Sunday.

Under contract to Stockton of the American Hockey League, Simpson is 5-1-0 in six appearances with the Thunder this season with two shutouts, a 1.84 goals-against average and a save percentage of .934. He has also appeared in seven games with Stockton.

A native of Edmonton, Simpson has appeared in 76 career ECHL games with Adirondack, Stockton, Colorado and Toledo posting an overall record of 33-34-3 with four shutouts, a 2.70 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909. Simpson has also appeared in 45 career American Hockey League games with Stockton, Bridgeport and Rockford and made his National Hockey League debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 14, 2013.

Runner Up: Pat Nagle, Fort Wayne (4-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .963 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Troy Redmann (Alaska), Justin Peters (Florida), Jack Campbell (Idaho), Ty Rimmer (Norfolk), Ryan Massa (Orlando), Jeff Lerg (Toledo) and Ryan Faragher (Utah).

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 16-18Josh RobinsonMissouri Mavericks
   
Oct. 19-25Adam MorrisonGreenville Swamp Rabbits
   
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
   
Nov. 2-8Ryan FaragherUtah Grizzlies
   
Nov. 9-15Vitek VanecekSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Nov. 16-22Steve MichalekQuad City Mallards
   
Nov. 23-29Marek LanghamerRapid City Rush
   
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Ty RimmerNorfolk Admirals
   
Dec. 7-13Eric LevineColorado Eagles
   
Dec. 14-20Jeff LergToledo Walleye
   
Dec. 21-27Branden KommSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Pat NagleFort Wayne Komets
   
Jan. 4-10Shane OwenIndy Fuel