PRINCETON, N.J. – Wheeling forward Evgeny Lazarev is the In Glas Co ECHL Player of the Week for January 31-February 6.
The 24-year-old Lazarev scored six points (3g-3a) and helped Wheeling go 3-0-0 for the week, extending its winning streak to six games. After scoring the game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime win against San Diego on Friday, the 6-1 and 208-pound Lazarev scored the first two goals of the game and had an assist on the last goal in a 5-2 win at Trenton on Saturday. He closed out the week with two assists, including one on the game winner, of a 3-0 win against San Diego on Sunday.
Selected in the third round (79th overall) by Colorado in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Lazarev started the season with Johnstown, scoring three points (1g-2a) in five games before he joined the Nailers on November 26. In 30 games with Wheeling, he has 11 goals and 22 points, tying him for second on the team in goals and for fifth on the team in scoring. Currently on a five-game scoring streak (5g-3a), Evgeny has a plus-minus rating of +8 with Wheeling which ranks second on the team.