Wedgewood AHL's player of the week
The American Hockey League named Albany Devils rookie goalie Scott Wedgewood its CCM/AHL Player of the Week after he shut out Hartford on Saturday and Syracuse on Sunday.
Wedgewood stopped 23 shots Saturday, 16 of them in the third period of a 2-0 win. He faced just 13 shots on Sunday and gave credit to the play of the Devils in front of him for making scoring chances difficult to come by.
"The quantity was low, quality was low. You can't ask for much more help as a goaltender," Wedgewood said after Sunday's win. "When they did have an opportunity, the rebounds I did let up, we cleared them out properly and quickly. And blocking shots and not having many turnovers was huge for us."
He is the first goalie in franchise history to record back-to-back shutouts, though Michael Leighton (October 2007) and Justin Peters (March 2009) did so for the Carolina-affiliated Albany River Rats.
Wedgewood has an active shutout streak of 126:50. He improved to 11-12-3 on the season with a 2.54 goals-against average, .894 save percentage and three shutouts.
Wedgewood will be given an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming home game.