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Berdin Earns AHL Player of the Week Award

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Berdin Earns AHL Player of the Week Award

The Manitoba Moose have been awarded their second AHL Player of the Week recognition of the 2019-20 season.

Following a week (October 27-November 3) that saw forward Jansen Harkins collect one goal and eight points in just two games, Manitoba’s Mikhail Berdin has taken the American Hockey League’s Player of the Week for the past seven days of AHL action.

Berdin, 21, has had a sensational run for the Moose as of late, going 6-0-0 in his last six appearances with two shutouts, while turning aside 215 of the last 220 shots he faced, only allowing more than one goal against on one occasion. 

Of his six recent starts, only Berdin’s last four games counted towards his Player of the Week achievement. Going 4-0-0 with a .967 save percentage and a 1.24 goals against average, the Jets’ 157th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft stopped 148 of 153 shots he faced in 242:51 minutes of action. 

The Ufa, Russia product is now in his second year as an AHL pro and has posted a 9-6-0 record, while boasting a 2.46 goals against average and a .927 save percentage on the season.

After splitting the 2018-19 season between the Moose and the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound netminder has cemented himself a Manitoba’s No. 1 tendy between the pipes, and potential Jets’ goaltender of the future with Eric Comrie having been lost on Waivers to the Arizona Coyotes.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime. Carter can be reached at [email protected]

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