Bobkov named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week


Igor Bobkov of the Utah Grizzlies is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of March 17-23. He also won the award for the week ending Feb. 2.

Bobkov went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage in three appearances last week.


The 24-year-old turned aside 22 shots in a 2-1 win against Stockton on Wednesday, made 24 saves in a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Friday and stopped 30 shots in a 4-1 win against Idaho on Saturday.


Selected in the third round (76th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Bobkov is 16-6-4 with two shutouts in 26 appearances with Utah this season. He is third in the ECHL with a 2.07 goals-against average and is tied for fifth in the league with a .921 save percentage. The ECHL Goaltender of the Month for February, Bobkov is 15-2-2 in his last 19 decisions and has allowed two goals or less in 16 of his 26 games.


A native of Surgut, Russia, Bobkov has also appeared in eight games with Norfolk of the American Hockey League this season where he is 5-2-1 with one shutout, a 2.45 goals-against average and a save percentage of .919.


Runners Up: Mark Guggenberger, Gwinnett (2-1-0, 2.18 GAA, .927 save pct.) and Jordan Binnington, Kalamazoo (1-0-1, 1.92 GAA, .935 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Mike Clemente (Evansville), Matt Grogan (Fort Wayne), Jeff Malcolm (Greenville), Kevin Kapalka (Idaho), J.P. Anderson (Ontario), Maxime Clermont (Orlando), Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina) and Hannu Toivonen (Toledo).



Oct. 18-20Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
Oct. 21-27Mike ClementeEvansville IceMen
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Laurent BrossoitAlaska Aces
Nov. 4-10John CurryOrlando Solar Bears
Nov. 11-17Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
Nov. 18-24Brian FosterStockton Thunder
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Mike CondonWheeling Nailers
Dec. 2-8Olivier RoyAlaska Aces
Dec. 9-15Trevor CannFlorida Everblades
Dec. 16-22Connor KnappGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 23-29Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Michael HutchinsonOntario Reign
Jan. 6-12Brandon AndersonReading Royals
Jan. 13-19Laurent BrossoitBakersfield Condors
Jan. 20-26Aaron DellUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Igor BobkovUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 3-9Pat NagleIdaho Steelheads
Feb. 10-16Jason MissiaenGreenville Road Warriors
Feb. 17-23Ben MeisnerFort Wayne Komets
Feb. 24-March 2Brandon AndersonReading Royals
March 3-9Joel MartinKalamazoo Wings
March 10-16Mike CondonWheeling Nailers