Hammond named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Iowa Wild goaltender Andrew Hammond has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending April 14, 2019.

Hammond stopped 86 of the 90 shots he faced in three starts last week (3-0-0, 1.30, .956), helping the Wild secure the franchise’s first-ever berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

As Iowa entered the final week of the regular season on an eight-game losing streak and in danger of letting a postseason trip slip away, Hammond made 38 saves – including 21 in the third period – on Wednesday night to backstop the Wild to a 7-3 victory at Grand Rapids. He stopped 23 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory against Chicago on Friday, and his 25-save shutout of Rockford on Saturday allowed the Wild to advance to the playoffs for the first time in their six-year history.

Hammond completed the 2018-19 regular season with a record of 19-12-2 in 33 appearances with Iowa, registering a 2.81 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and three shutouts. The sixth-year pro from Surrey, B.C., has played 132 career AHL games with Iowa, San Antonio, Belleville and Binghamton, going 62-55-9 with a 3.03 GAA, a .905 save percentage and six shutouts. Hammond, who signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild on July 1, 2018, has made 56 career NHL appearances with Ottawa and Colorado (27-15-6, 2.31, .923).

In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Hammond will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Wild home game.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

NHL Rumors: Carolina Hurricanes – Darling Buyout Coming? They May Have A Few Holes To Fill
Carr looking for next crack at NHL
AHL Morning Skate: 5.18.19
Eakins talks Edmonton struggles, AHL success as Gulls continue to impress
Coaches boosting NHL hopes in Calder Cup Playoffs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *