The American Hockey League announced Monday that Utica Comets goaltender Joacim Eriksson was chosen CCM/AHL Player of the Week after going 3-0-0 with a shutout, a 1.31 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage in three starts last week.
After a two-week stint in the National Hockey League with the parent Vancouver Canucks, Eriksson returned to help the Comets extend their winning streak to a team-best four games. He made 22 saves in a 2-1 win over Chicago, stopped all 36 shots he faced in a 1-0 overtime win in Abbotsford, and made 23 more saves in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win over Abbotsford.
Eriksson has won seven of his last eight decisions (7-1-0, 1.72, .940) and is 11-11-1 with a 2.63 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 24 appearances this season. A 23-year-old native of Gavle, Sweden, Eriksson is in his first season of play in North America after winning a Swedish league championship.