Monday, November 11, 2002

Cincinnati left wing Travis Brigley named Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, MA ... The American Hockey League announced today that Cincinnati Mighty Ducks left wing Travis Brigley has been named the Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, November 10, 2002. Last week, Brigley recorded six assists and seven points in four games, including three multiple-point efforts.

In a two-game series at San Antonio, Brigley picked up an assist on Wednesday and two more helpers on Thursday. He then dished out two assists in a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Saturday and recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday's rematch with the Barons. For the season, Brigley has tallied four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 11 games.

In recognition of his achievement, Brigley will receive a Sher-Wood leather jacket, presented to him during an on-ice ceremony prior to an upcoming game. In addition, Sher-Wood will donate five travel bags to a local youth hockey organization in Brigley's name.

A native of Coronation, Alta., the 25-year-old Brigley was a second-round selection of the Calgary Flames in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He has skated in 307 career AHL matches, recording 77 goals and 102 assists for 179 points, and he helped Saint John reach the Calder Cup Finals in 1998. Brigley, who appeared in 19 NHL contests for Calgary, joined the Anaheim organization as a free agent in January 2002.

Other players nominated for Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week include Albany right wing Chris Hartsburg, Bridgeport center Daniel Tkaczuk, Chicago left wing Simon Gamache, Hamilton forward Fernando Pisani, Hartford goaltender Jason LaBarbera, Hershey right wing Brian Willsie, Manchester defenseman Joe Corvo, Manitoba left wing Jason King, Milwaukee goaltender Jan Lasak, Norfolk right wing Mike Peluso, Philadelphia right wing Mark Greig, Portland left wing Mark Murphy, Rochester left wing Jason Botterill, San Antonio right wing Juraj Kolnik, St. John's goaltender Mikael Tellqvist, Syracuse goaltender Karl Goehring and Worcester center Jeff Panzer.