Hershey Defenseman Mike Green Named CCM Vector/AHL Player Of The Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears defenseman Mike Green has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending April 16, 2006. In two games, Green tallied a goal and five assists for six points to help send the Bears into the Calder Cup Playoffs on a winning streak.

Green assisted on three of Hershey’s goals in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Friday night, then scored one goal, assisted on two others, fired a game-high nine shots on goal and posted a plus-2 rating as the Bears beat Binghamton on Saturday, 8-3. In recognition of his achievement, Green will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bears home game.

Green, a first-round pick (29th overall) by Washington in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, led all AHL rookie defensemen in scoring with 43 points (nine goals, 34 assists) in 56 games with Hershey in 2005-06. Voted to the AHL All-Rookie Team, Green, a 20-year-old Calgary native, also skated in 22 NHL games with the Capitals this season, tallying one goal and two assists.

Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany forward Stephen Gionta, Bridgeport right wing Masi Marjamaki, Chicago right wing Scott Barney, Grand Rapids left wing Tomas Kopecky, Houston right wing Matt Foy, Iowa goaltender Mike Smith, Manitoba left wing Jason King, Milwaukee right wing Darren Haydar, Norfolk center Martin St. Pierre, Peoria right wing David Backes, Portland defenseman Kent Huskins, Providence left wing Nathan Robinson, Rochester forward Chris Taylor, Syracuse left wing Joakim Lindstrom and Toronto center Jeremy Williams.

2005-06 CCM Vector/AHL Players of the Week
Oct. 9 - Peter Sejna, PEO
Oct. 16 - Jiri Hudler, GRA
Oct. 23 - Erik Christensen, WBS
Oct. 30 - Jason Bacashihua, PEO
Nov. 6 - Jamie Holden, CLE
Nov. 13 - Denis Hamel, BNG
Nov. 20 - Valtteri Filppula, GRA
Nov. 27 - Brian Finley, MIL
Dec. 4 - Corey Perry, POR
Dec. 11 - Nathan Robinson, PRO
Dec. 18 - Ryan Getzlaf, POR
Dec. 25 - Clay Wilson, GRA
Jan. 1 - Wade Dubielewicz, BRI
Jan. 8 - Junior Lessard, IOW
Jan. 15 - Nigel Dawes, HFD
Jan. 22 - Lawrence Nycholat, HER
Jan. 29 - Pavel Brendl, SAN
Feb. 5 - Scottie Upshall, MIL
Feb. 12 - Mike Ayers, SYR
Feb. 19 - Mark Hartigan, SYR
Feb. 26 - Brent Krahn, OMA
Mar. 5 - Keith Aucoin, LOW
Mar. 12 - Zdenek Blatny, SPR
Mar. 19 - Jimmy Howard, GRA
Mar. 26 - Joe Motzko, SYR
Apr. 2 - Jani Hurme, POR
Apr. 9 - Jeff Heerema, BNG
Apr. 16 - Mike Green, HER

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