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Utah's Fadden named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Mitch Fadden of the Utah Grizzlies is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4. 

 

The 23-year-old center scored two goals and added five assists for seven points as Utah went 2-0-1 in three games against Mountain Division rival Colorado last week.

 

Fadden opened the week with two points (1g-1a) in a 3-2 win against the Eagles on Friday. On Saturday, he had three assists in a 5-4 shootout loss at Colorado, and ended the week with another one-goal, one-assist performance in the Grizzlies’ 5-4 shootout win.

 

A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Fadden leads the Grizzlies this season with 25 points (8g-17a) in 18 games. His 17 assists and eight power-play assists are tied for second in the league while his 25 points are tied for third.

 

Selected in the fourth round (107th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Fadden has 76 points (23g-53a) in 55 career ECHL games with Florida and Utah. He also has 19 points (7g-12a) in 53 career AHL games with Norfolk.

 

On behalf of Mitch Fadden, a case of pucks will be donated to a Utah 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 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

           

Runners Up: Jack Combs, Colorado (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Jeff Prough, Greenville (4 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.).  

 

Also Nominated: Chris Kushneriuk (Bakersfield), Pierre-Luc Faubert (Chicago), Kevin Harvey (Elmira), David Rutherford (Florida), Andy Brandt (Gwinnett), Brandon Svendsen (Kalamazoo), Ash Goldie (Las Vegas), David de Kastrozza (South Carolina) and Trevor Parkes (Toledo).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
Oct. 14-16
Evan Barlow Elmira Jackals
   
Oct. 17-23 Justin Shugg Florida Everblades
     
Oct. 24-30 Eric Lampe Las Vegas Wranglers
     
Oct. 31-Nov. 6 Brandon Svendsen Kalamazoo Wings
     
Nov. 7-14 Olivier Labelle Reading Royals
     
Nov. 15-21 Chris Barton Wheeling Nailers
     
Nov. 22-28 Chad Klassen Idaho Steelheads