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ROCHESTER AMERICANS LEFT WING DEREK WHITMORE NAMED REEBOK/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Monday, 11.28.2011 / 2:49 PM / News
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ROCHESTER AMERICANS LEFT WING DEREK WHITMORE NAMED REEBOK\/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Derek Whitmore
The American Hockey League announced today that Rochester Americans left wing Derek Whitmore has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 27, 2011.
 
Whitmore scored five goals and compiled a plus-3 rating in two games for the Americans, who maintained their hold on second place in the North Division.
 
Whitmore recorded a big insurance goal late in the third period of Friday’s 4-2 win over Albany, but saved his biggest performance for Saturday’s contest against Hamilton. Whitmore scored twice in the first 1:53 of the game, and then twice more in the third period to break a 3-3 tie as Rochester grabbed a 5-3 decision over the Bulldogs.
 
Whitmore became the first Amerks player to score four goals in a game since Jason Pominville netted five vs. Cleveland on Oct. 21, 2005.
 
A native of the Rochester suburb of Greece, N.Y., Whitmore leads the Americans with 10 goals and 16 points and is tied for the team lead among forwards with a plus-8 rating in 20 games this season. The fourth-year pro signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on Mar. 26, 2008, and has registered 67 goals and 53 assists for 120 points in 263 career AHL games with Rochester and Portland.
 
In recognition of his achievement, Whitmore will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Americans home game.
 
The Amerks conclude their three-game homestand on Friday, December 2 as the defending Western Conference champion Houston Aeros make their first visit to The Blue Cross Arena in nearly three years. The 7:35 p.m. contest will be the first of two meetings between the two teams this season and will be broadcast live on 107.3 FM and 1280 AM, Rochester’s Sports Talk.

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  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

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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