AHL QUICK FIRE - April 18th

By: Julien Quincou

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

AHL Quick Fire



AHL/CCM Player of the Week

            Chicago wolves forward, Teemu Pulkkinen was recently named the AHL/CCM Player of the week. With 7 points in 4 games, including 5 goals and 2 assists. He helped his team claim their 2nd consecutive Central division title.

An offensive force in the AHL, with 222 points in 247 career games, the Finland native hasn’t been able to translate his scoring touch to the NHL, collecting only 22 points in 83 NHL contests.

Terry and Zykov finish on top

Chris Terry, Laval Rocket:

            The Laval Rocket forward was awarded the John B. Sollenberger Trophy for finish atop the AHL with 71 points in 62 games.  Terry scored 32 goals, good for 2nd in the AHL and added 39 assistsin only 62 games, after being injured this season. It is an incredible feat, when you realize he did so with one, if not, the worst team in the AHL.

Valentin Zykov, Charlotte Checkers:

            Zykov, forward for the Charlotte Checkers scored 33 goals this season, good for the Willie Maeshall Award, for the top goal scorer in the AHL. The Russian player also set a new AHL record with an amazing shooting percentage of 29.5 percent, scoring his goals on only 112 shots. His Checkers will face the powerful Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs.

More awards!

Top goaltender in the AHL:


            Toronto Marlies was voted best goaltender in the AHL for the 2017-2018 season.

Best rookie in the AHL:

            Mason Appleton, from the Manitoba Moose was named this year’s AHL most outstanding rookie.

Man of the year:

            Chicago Wolves’ Scooter Vaughan has been named the man of the year in the AHL for his contribution within the community.


            Phil Varone, from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms has been named the AHL’s most valuable player for the past season.