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Stafford Receives AHL Honor

Thursday, 02.01.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Stafford Receives AHL Honor
The American Hockey League announced today that Rochester Americans right wing Drew Stafford has been named the Rbk Hockey/AHL Rookie of the Month for January. Stafford tallied six goals and seven assists for 13 points in just seven games with Rochester last month.

Stafford, 21, started January with two points at Manitoba on Jan. 4, then recorded the game-winning goal along with two assists in a 4-1 win at Hamilton on Jan. 6. He scored twice more, including another game-winner, in the Americans' 5-2 victory in Syracuse on Jan. 13, and authored his sixth three-point game of the season with a goal and two assists vs. Grand Rapids on Jan. 26. Stafford had another goal and an assist at Binghamton on Jan. 27, then closed out the month by representing Rochester at the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Toronto, where he scored a goal for the victorious PlanetUSA team.

Stafford also earned two recalls to the parent Buffalo Sabres in January, appearing in four NHL games.

In recognition of his achievement, Stafford will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Americans home game.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisc., Stafford has recorded 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points in 28 games for Rochester this season, along with two goals and three assists in 19 NHL games with Buffalo. The Sabres' first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Stafford played three seasons at the University of North Dakota and was a gold medalist with the United States at the 2004 World Junior Championships.

WEEKLY HONORS
Americans left wing Michael Ryan was named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 28, 2007. Ryan picked up four goals and three assists for seven points in three games for the Americans, who continue to own the best record in the AHL’s Western Conference.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82