Denis named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week

Toledo Walleye defenseman Simon Denis is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 6-12.

Denis scored four goals, added three assists and was a +5 in three games last week.

The 25-year-old scored a goal in a 3-1 loss at Brampton on Friday, recorded four points (3g-1a) in a 5-4 overtime loss the Beast on Saturday and picked up a pair of assists in a 9-1 victory against Cincinnati on Sunday.

A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Denis is tied for third among rookie defensemen with eight goals and is tied for eighth among all blue liners with 33 points. He made his pro debut last season with Fort Wayne tallying two assists in three games.

Prior to turning pro, Denis tallied 60 points (15g-45a) in 141 career games at Ferris State University. He added nine points (1g-8a) in 28 games with Tri-City of the United States Hockey League.

On behalf of Simon Denis, a case of pucks will be donated to a Toledo 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 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Chad Costello, Allen (3 gp, 4g, 4a, 8 pts.) and Kyle Thomas, Fort Wayne (3 gp, 3g, 6a, 9 pts.).

Also Nominated: Greg Wolfe (Adirondack), Dane Fox (Missouri), Chris Francis (Quad City), Domenic Monardo (South Carolina) and Colin Martin (Utah).


Oct. 14-16                  Kyle Bonis, Toledo Walleye

Oct. 17-23                  Emerson Clark, Tulsa Oilers

Oct. 24-30                  Lindsay Sparks, Rapid City Rush

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Trevor Cheek, Fort Wayne Komets

Nov. 7-13                    Justin Buzzeo, Atlanta Gladiators

Nov. 14-20                 Alex Wideman, Indy Fuel

Nov. 21-27                 Sam Warning, Quad City Mallards

Nov. 28-Dec. 4         Vaclav Karabacek, Elmira Jackals

Dec. 5-11                    Jacob MacDonald, Toledo Walleye

Dec. 12-18                 Mike Cazzola, Fort Wayne Komets

Dec. 19-23                 Spencer Asuchak, Allen Americans

Dec. 27-Jan. 1          Justin Crandall, Reading Royals

Jan. 2-8                        Brodie Dupont, Norfolk Admirals

Jan. 9-15                     Christian Hilbrich, Wheeling Nailers

Jan. 16-22                  Justin Taylor, Kalamazoo Wings

Jan. 23-29                   Carter Verhaeghe, Missouri Mavericks

Jan. 30-Feb. 5            Matt Willows, Reading Royals