SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced that former Las Vegas Wranglers and current Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights goaltender Brent Krahn has been named the AHL Goaltender of the Month for February.
Selected in the first round (ninth overall) by the Calgary Flames in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and in his third professional season, the 23-year-old was 7-2-0 with a shutout, goals against of 1.71 and a save percentage of .941 in nine appearances for Omaha in February. He was named AHL Player of the Week on Feb. 28 after going 3-0-0 on the road with goals against of 1.62 and a save percentage of .938. He is 18-15-6 and is tied for second in the league with three shutouts while ranking fifth in goals against with 2.52 and eighth in save percentage with .912.
In his first professional season in 2003-04, Krahn was 7-5-2 with goals against of 2.61 and save percentage of .925 in 14 games with Las Vegas. He also played in the AHL going 2-3-0 with goals against of 2.62 and a save percentage of .924 in seven games with Lowell and 3-7-1 with goals against of 3.44 and save percentage of .884 in 14 games with San Antonio.
Other nominees for the AHL Goaltender of the Month included Tuomas Tarkki of Gwinnett and Chicago, former Johnstown and current Cleveland goaltender Dimitri Patzold, Joey MacDonald of Toledo and Grand Rapids, Robert Gherson of Columbia and Hartford, former Dayton and current Toronto goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin.