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Howard named AHL player of the week

Tuesday, 01.27.2009 / 3:09 PM ET / News
By Randy Cleves  - Griffins Senior Director of Public Relations
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Howard named AHL player of the week
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Griffins goalie Jimmy Howard has been named the American Hockey League Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 25, the league announced on Tuesday.

In two games, Howard went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.94 goals against average and a .971 save percentage, denying 67 of the 69 shots he faced. After making 24 saves in Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime win against Toronto, he stopped a career-high 43 shots, plus all five shootout attempts, to log his 13th career shutout and earn First Star honors in Saturday’s 1-0 triumph over Quad City.

Howard is 8-3-0 over his last 11 games (Dec. 17-Jan. 24) with three shutouts, a 1.63 GAA and a 942 save percentage, having allowed two or fewer goals in each of those eight wins. During that span, he has risen dramatically from 36th to seventh in the AHL’s goaltender rankings, improving to 13-10-2 with a 2.40 GAA (7th in AHL), a .913 save percentage and three shutouts (T5th in AHL).

During Saturday’s shutout of the Flames, Howard passed current New York Islander Joey MacDonald to become the Griffins’ all-time leader in saves (now 4,275 to 4,251), marking the third statistical category in which he has claimed the top spot over MacDonald this season (167 to 164 in games played, and 9540:09 to 9208:13 in minutes played). Howard is also getting ready to pass his old teammate as the franchise’s leader in wins (88 to 82, six away) and shutouts (16 to 13, three away).

Howard becomes the second Griffin this season to win the AHL’s Player of the Week award (Francis Pare, Dec. 21) and the first player in the team’s eight AHL seasons to win it twice, following his March 20, 2006 honor. His resume also includes an AHL All-Star Classic selection in 2007-08, an AHL All-Rookie Team nod in 2005-06, and a pair of AHL Goaltender of the Month awards (Dec. 2007, March 2006).

In recognition of his achievement, Howard will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Griffins home game.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80