Utah’s Fadden named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Mitch Fadden of the Utah Grizzlies is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4. 


The 23-year-old center scored two goals and added five assists for seven points as Utah went 2-0-1 in three games against Mountain Division rival Colorado last week.


Fadden opened the week with two points (1g-1a) in a 3-2 win against the Eagles on Friday. On Saturday, he had three assists in a 5-4 shootout loss at Colorado, and ended the week with another one-goal, one-assist performance in the Grizzlies’ 5-4 shootout win.


A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Fadden leads the Grizzlies this season with 25 points (8g-17a) in 18 games. His 17 assists and eight power-play assists are tied for second in the league while his 25 points are tied for third.


Selected in the fourth round (107th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Fadden has 76 points (23g-53a) in 55 career ECHL games with Florida and Utah. He also has 19 points (7g-12a) in 53 career AHL games with Norfolk.


On behalf of Mitch Fadden, a case of pucks will be donated to a Utah 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 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Jack Combs, Colorado (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Jeff Prough, Greenville (4 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.).  


Also Nominated: Chris Kushneriuk (Bakersfield), Pierre-Luc Faubert (Chicago), Kevin Harvey (Elmira), David Rutherford (Florida), Andy Brandt (Gwinnett), Brandon Svendsen (Kalamazoo), Ash Goldie (Las Vegas), David de Kastrozza (South Carolina) and Trevor Parkes (Toledo).




Oct. 14-16
Evan BarlowElmira Jackals
Oct. 17-23Justin ShuggFlorida Everblades
Oct. 24-30Eric LampeLas Vegas Wranglers
Oct. 31-Nov. 6Brandon SvendsenKalamazoo Wings
Nov. 7-14Olivier LabelleReading Royals
Nov. 15-21Chris BartonWheeling Nailers
Nov. 22-28Chad KlassenIdaho Steelheads