Mark Visentin has just been named the ECHL/CCM Goaltender of the Week. Visentin came up huge in all three games this past week for the Milwaukee Admirals’ ECHL affiliate the Cincinnati Cyclones and had a 1.65 goals-against average, 0.940 save percentage, and shutout.
Press Release via ECHL:
Mark Visentin of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 2-8.
Visentin went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.65 goals-against average and a save percentage of .940 in three appearances last week.
The 24-year-old made 25 saves in a 4-3 win at Wichita on Wednesday, stopped all 25 shots he faced in a 4-0 victory at Quad City on Friday and made 29 saves in a 3-2 win at Wheeling on Sunday.
Under an American Hockey League contract with the Milwaukee Admirals, Visentin has appeared in 15 games for the Cyclones this season going 8-5-1 with one shutout, a 2.71 goals-against average and a save percentage of .902. He has also appeared in one game for Milwaukee with a record of 0-0-1.
A first-round selection (27th overall) of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Visentin has appeared in 16 career ECHL games with Gwinnett and Cincinnati while also seeing action in 89 American Hockey League games with Milwaukee, Rockford and Portland where he has posted a career record of 33-37-3 with three shutouts, a 3.04 goals-against average and a save percentage of .903. He has also appeared in one career NHL game with the Coyotes.
Prior to turning pro, he appeared in 166 career Ontario Hockey League games with Niagara posting an overall record of 89-55-16 with 14 shutouts, a 2.75 goals-against average and a save percentage of ..911.
Runners Up: Brandon Anderson, Norfolk (3-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .966 save pct.) and Parker Milner, South Carolina (3-0-0, 0.97 GAA, .954 save pct.).
Also Nominated: Anthony Peters (Florida), P.J. Musico (Fort Wayne), Branden Komm (Idaho), Eric Levine (Indy), Joel Martin (Kalamazoo), Jake Paterson (Toledo), Colin Stevens (Tulsa), Troy Redmann (Utah) and Sean Maguire (Wheeling).
Oct. 14-16 Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel
Oct. 17-23 Brandon Halverson, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Oct. 24-30 Doug Carr, Wheeling Nailers
Oct. 31-Nov. 6 Jamie Phillips, Tulsa Oilers
Nov. 7-13 Jake Hildebrand, Indy Fuel
Nov. 14-20 Adam Morrison, Rapid City Rush
Nov. 21-27 Kevin Carr, Alaska Aces
Nov. 28-Dec. 4 Riley Gill, Allen Americans
Dec. 5-11 Riley Gill, Allen Americans
Dec. 12-18 Clarke Saunders, Colorado Eagles
Dec. 19-23 Joel Martin, Kalamazoo Wings
Dec. 27-Jan. 1 Jake Paterson, Toledo Walleye
Visentin has only appeared in a single game this season for the Admirals. That came during the food poisoning night for the Nashville Predators and he put on a great performance against his old team from a season ago but fell short in a 3-2 shootout loss.
In the ECHL this season Visentin has a record of 8-5-1-0 from 15 appearances with a 2.71 goals against average and 0.902 save percentage. In this past week he recorded his first shutout of the season stopping all 25 shots on goal in a 4-0 win for the Cyclones on the road over the Quad City Mallards.
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