The 21 year old scored two goals and added five assists for seven points while also posting a +5 rating last week as Wheeling won all three of its games last week to extend its winning streak to seven games.
Petersen opened the week with an assist in a 2-0 win at Elmira on Friday and then scored two goals and had three assists in a 7-4 win against Trenton on Saturday. He ended the week with an assist in a 2-1 win against the Devils on Sunday.
A native of Wakefield, Quebec, Petersen leads ECHL rookies with 57 points and 34 assists and is tied for first among first-year players with 24 goals. He has also seen action in three American Hockey League games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.
A fourth round selection by Pittsburgh in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Petersen spent the previous three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Shawinigan and Saint John scoring 198 points (87g-111a) in 178 games.
On behalf of Nick Petersen a case of pucks will be donated to a Wheeling 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 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Bryan Miller (Alaska), Stephane Goulet (Bakersfield), Barret Ehgoetz (Cincinnati), Akim Aliu (Gwinnett), Aaron Clarke (Kalamazoo), Tyler Mosienko (Las Vegas), Shawn Collymore (Ontario), Tyler Doig (Toledo), Tom May (Utah) and Rick Cleaver (Victoria).
|Oct. 15-17||Michael Dubuc||Elmira Jackals|
|Oct. 18-24||Derek Nesbitt||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Oct. 25-31||Nick Petersen||Wheeling Nailers|
|Nov. 1-7||Ryan Garbutt||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Nov. 8-14||Brad Snetsinger||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 15-21||Wes Goldie||Alaska Aces|
|Nov. 22-28||Brett Parnham||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5||Francis Lemieux||Florida Everblades|
|Dec. 6-13||Tyler Mosienko||Las Vegas Wranglers|
|Dec. 13-19||Ryan Ginand||Trenton Devils|
|Dec. 20-26||Matt Beca||Florida Everblades|
|Dec. 27-Jan. 2||Scott Howes||Alaska Aces|
|Jan. 3-9||Rob Ricci||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Jan. 10-16||Bretton Cameron||Stockton Thunder|
|Jan. 17-23||Marty Flichel||Idaho Steelheads|