Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2014
NHL Draft prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers is the
Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 2 after
posting a 2-0-0-1 record including a shutout victory with a
goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .973.
Nedeljkovic made 110 saves in three games last week to claim the
award for the second time this season. His play helped the Whalers earn
a crucial five of a possible six points last week inching them closer
to clinching an OHL Playoff berth for the 23rd consecutive season. Last
Tuesday night he made 35 saves as part of a 4-2 win over the Kitchener
Rangers, then made 49 saves on Friday in a 2-1 shootout loss to the
Barrie Colts. He finished the week by recording his first shutout of
the season and third of his career on Saturday stopping all 26 shots he
faced as third star of a 5-0 win over the Windsor Spitfires.
Nedeljkovic, an 18-year-old from Parma, Ohio, is playing in his
second OHL season with the Whalers. Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft,
Nedeljkovic was ranked fifth among North American goaltenders by NHL
Central Scouting in their Midterm list released in January. He leads
all OHL goaltenders in minutes played and in saves with a season record
of 23-25-0-7 and a goals-against-average of 2.91 and save percentage of
Also considered for the award this week were fellow 2014 NHL Draft
prospects Austin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips who went 3-0-0-0 with a
goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .944, and
Louis-Philip Guindon of the Drummondville Voltigeurs who went 3-1-0-0
with two shutout victories posting a goals-against-average of 1.26 and
save percentage of .946.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)
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