Walker named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Geoff Walker of the Florida Everblades is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for April 7-13.


Walker scored four goals, added two assists and was a +4 as the Everblades went 3-0-0 last week.


The 26-year-old scored had an assist in a 3-2 shootout win against Reading on Wednesday, notched a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Friday and picked up two points (1g-1a) in a 6-1 win against Greenville on Saturday.


A native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Walker tallied nine points (6g-3a) in six games with Florida this season and added eight points (6g-2a) in 43 games with Syracuse of the American Hockey League.


Under an NHL contract with Tampa Bay, Walker has 80 points (34g-46a) in 100 career ECHL games with Florida and Ontario and 116 points (45g-71a) in 269 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Lake Erie and Syracuse.


On behalf of Geoff Walker a case of pucks will be donated to a Florida 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 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Gwinnett (2 gp, 2g, 3a, 5 pts.), and Derek Army, Wheeling (2 gp, 3g, 1a, 4 pts.).


Also Nominated: Jordan Knackstedt (Bakersfield), Christian Ouellet (Fort Wayne), Jason Bast (Idaho), Matt Caria (Kalamazoo), Chris Kushneriuk (Las Vegas), Rocco Carzo (Ontario), Wayne Simpson (South Carolina), Jeremy Langlois (Stockton) and Maxim Shalunov (Toledo).



Oct. 18-20Jamie MacQueenUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 21-27Anthony NigroIdaho Steelheads
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Wade MeganCincinnati Cyclones
Nov. 4-10Marc HagelSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 11-17Dan DaSilvaOntario Reign
Nov. 18-24Zack TorquatoWheeling Nailers
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Kyle KraemerOntario Reign
Dec. 2-8Andrew CherniwchanSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 9-15Andrew ClarkStockton Thunder
Dec. 16-22Trent DaavettilaColorado Eagles
Dec. 23-29Tom ZanoskiEvansville IceMen
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Mike UllrichOrlando Solar Bears
Jan. 6-12Sean WilesReading Royals
Jan. 13-19Joel BrodaBakersfield Condors
Jan. 20-26Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Mike VaskivuoElmira Jackals
Feb. 3-9Nick MazzoliniAlaska Aces
Feb. 10-16Mickey LangOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 17-23Taylor MatsonOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 24-March 2Joey HaddadGwinnett Gladiators
March 3-9Adam HughesmanLas Vegas Wranglers
March 10-16Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
March 17-23Brian NugentCincinnati Cyclones
March 24-30Aaron ClarkeFort Wayne Komets
March 31-April 6Chase SchaberBakersfield Condors