SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced that former Johnstown Chiefs and current Philadelphia Phantoms goaltender Neil Little is the recipient of the CCM AHL Milestone of the Month award for March.
Making 33 saves in a 4-0 win at Bridgeport on March 4, Little recorded the 200th win of his AHL career, a plateau reached by only 10 other goaltenders in the 69-year history of the league.
Little played for Johnstown in his first full professional season in 1994-95, finishing 7-6-1 with a goals-against average of 3.68 and a save percentage of .896 in 16 regular season games and also played in three of the Chiefs three postseason games. Selected in the 11th round (226th overall) by Philadelphia in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Little also played with Hershey of the AHL in 1994-95, going 5-7-3 with a goals-against average of 3.91 and a save percentage of .868 in 19 regular season games.
The 33-year-old Little is 13-6-0 with three shutouts in 2004-05 and has a career record of 201-145-41 in 415 career AHL games with Philadelphia and Hershey. He led the Phantoms to the Calder Cup Championship in 1998 and played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2002.