Victoria’s Shantz Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender Of The Week

PRINCETON, N.J.- David Shantz of the Victoria Salmon Kings is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 7-13. He also won the award for the week of Nov 15-21.  


The 24 year old was 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage in two appearances last week as the Salmon Kings swept a two-game series at Las Vegas.


Shantz recorded his second shutout of the season with 28 saves in a 2-0 win over the Wranglers on Friday and then made 30 saves in a 4-2 win on Sunday.


The Burlington, Ontario native leads the ECHL with 2,297 minutes played and ranks second with 1,107 saves. In 39 games this season, he is 18-17-3 with a 2.74 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913.


A second round selection (37th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Shantz has appeared in 144 ECHL games with Florida, Dayton, Elmira and Victoria since 2006 posting a 75-47-15 record, six shutouts, a 2.85 goals-against average and a save percentage of .908. He also has appeared in 60 games with Rochester and Abbotsford of the American Hockey League going 20-27-7 with a 3.09 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900.


Shantz was named to the ECHL All-Star Game while with Florida in 2007 and with Victoria in 2010.


Runners Up: Ryan Nie, Kalamazoo (3-1-0, 2.68 GAA, .932 save pct.) and Shane Connelly, Trenton (2-2-0, 2.04 GAA, .920 save pct.).


Also Nominated: Brian Stewart (Bakersfield), Edward Pasquale (Gwinnett), Beau Erickson (Ontario), Michael Hutchinson (Reading), Shane Owen (South Carolina), Jimmy Spratt (Toledo) and Andrew Engelage (Utah).




Oct. 15-17Patrick KilleenWheeling Nailers
Oct. 18-24
Tyson SexsmithStockton Thunder
Oct. 25-31Nic RiopelGreenville Road Warriors
Nov. 1-7Bryan PittonStockton Thunder
Nov. 8-14Kellen BriggsOntario Reign
Nov. 15-21David ShantzVictoria Salmon Kings
Nov. 22-28Billy SauerGwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 29-Dec. 5Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 6-12Dov Grumet-MorrisGreenville Road Warriors
Dec. 13-19Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 20-26Josh TordjmanBakersfield Condors
Dec. 27-Jan. 2J.P. LamoureuxUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 3-9Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 10-16Ryan NieKalamazoo Wings
Jan. 17-23Joe FallonLas Vegas Wranglers
Jan. 24-30Peter DelmasWheeling Nailers
Jan. 31-Feb. 6Andrew EngelageUtah Grizzlies