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Brind'Amour Named NHL's Second Star of the Week

Monday, 10.29.2007 / 4:18 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Brind\'Amour Named NHL\'s Second Star of the Week

Prospect Leighton named American Hockey League Player of the Week

RALEIGH, NC—The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour has been named the league’s second star of the week for the week ending Oct. 28.

Brind'Amour, 37, earned his third career hat trick on Oct. 27 against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum and led the NHL with nine points (5g, 4a) for the week as the Hurricanes won three of their four games. The Carolina captain currently ranks second in the NHL in scoring with 18 points (6g, 12a) in 12 games, and is riding a team-high, nine-game point streak (10/9-10/27: 6g, 10a). Brind’Amour has points in 11 of the Hurricanes’ 12 games this season.

In addition to Brind’Amour’s honor, a Hurricanes prospect received recognition today as goaltender Michael Leighton was named the American Hockey League’s Player of the Week. Leighton, 26, completed the week with a 3-0-0 record, a 0.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .977, including back-to-back road shutouts at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey. During the Hershey game, Leighton set an Albany franchise record for the longest shutout streak (157:23), passing Ari Ahonen’s streak of 148:13 set in the spring of 2005. The Petrolia, Ontario native helped Albany improve to 5-2-0-1 on the season (11 points), good for second place in the East Division. Leighton currently ranks second in the AHL with a .948 save percentage and fifth in the league with a 1.56 goals-against average. Leighton has 24 shutouts in his AHL career, putting him in a four-way tie for eighth place on the AHL’s all-time shutouts list.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
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10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72