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

Garrett Thompson of the Fort Wayne Komets has been selected as the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 5-11.

Thompson scored two goals, added six assists and was a +8 last week helping the Komets to a 3-0-1 record.

The 27-year-old dished out a pair of assists in a 9-3 win against Wichita on Wednesday, tallied four points (2g-2a) in an 8-4 victory over the Thunder on Friday and picked up two assists in a 5-1 win at Quad City on Saturday.

A native of Traverse City, Michigan, Thompson is tied for fourth in the ECHL with 53 points (21g-32a) in 46 games this season.

Thompson has posted 129 points (52g-77a) in 146 career games with Fort Wayne while adding 30 points (13g-17a) in 104 career American Hockey League games with Binghamton and San Antonio.

Prior to turning pro, Thompson recorded 87 points (42g-45a) in 139 career games at Ferris State University.

On behalf of Garrett Thompson, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne 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 37,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Joe Cox, Florida (3gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Aaron Irving, Kalamazoo (4gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.).

Also Nominated: Brian Ward (Adirondack), Henrik Samuelsson (Idaho), Matt Rupert (Indy), Tristan King (Quad City), Connor Crisp (Toledo), Eric Drapluk (Tulsa), Ryan Walters (Utah) and Chris Langkow (Worcester).