Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that
Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk of the Erie Otters is the
Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record
including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 0.39 and
a save percentage of .987 for the week ending January 12.
Dansk, a two-time winner of the award this season, allowed just one
goal on 77 shots faced last week and posted back-to-back shutout
victories for the OHL’s first place Otters who won three straight games
improving their record to 34-7-2-0. This marks the second time Dansk
has posted consecutive shutout victories and now leads the OHL with six
following a 31-save performance on Friday night as second star of a 4-0
win over the Owen Sound Attack, and a 26-save performance on Sunday in a
9-0 win over the Windsor Spitfires. Dansk opened the week stopping 19
of 20 shots faced in relief playing the last half of a 6-5 win over the
Barrie Colts on Thursday night.
Dansk, a 19-year-old from Sweden represented his country on home soil
at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship earning a silver medal and
receiving Top Goaltender honours. Playing in his second OHL season with
the Otters, Dansk was selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round
of the 2012 NHL Draft and leads the OHL with a goals-against-average of
1.97 and save percentage of .928 while carrying a 19-3-1-0 record.
Also considered for the award this week was Winnipeg Jets prospect
Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans who posted a 2-0-0-0 record and
earned first star honours twice with a goals-against-average of 1.45 and
save percentage of .953, while past winner Philippe Cadorette of the
Baie-Comeau Drakkar also won two games including a shutout victory with a
goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .989.
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