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Fort Wayne's Graber named Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week

Tuesday, February 22nd
Action photo of Will Graber of the Fort Wayne Komets

Will Graber of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 14-20. Graber scored two goals and added seven assists for nine points in four games last week. The 25-year-old had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win against Kalamazoo on Wednesday, picked up an assist in a 6-3 loss to Toledo on Friday, notched four assists in a 4-2 victory against Tulsa on Saturday and had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Kalamazoo on Sunday. Under contract to Hershey of the American Hockey League, Graber leads ECHL defensemen with 39 assists and 53 points – which ranks second overall in the league - and is second among blueliners with 14 goals in 35 games with the Komets this season. He has also skated in two AHL games with the Bears. A native of Broomfield, Colorado, Graber has tallied 54 points (14g-40a) in 46 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne and South Carolina while adding four points (1g-3a) in 22 career games with Hershey. Prior to turning pro, Graber recorded 97 points (35g-62a) in 123 career games at Dartmouth College and 41 points (13g-28a) in 134 career games in the United States Hockey League with Sioux Falls, Muskegon and Fargo. On behalf of Will Graber, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 45,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities. Runners-Up: Cody Sylvester, Atlanta (3 gp, 4g, 4a, 8 pts.) and Peter Crinella, Wichita (3 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.). Also Nominated: J.C. Campagna (Allen), Justin Vaive (Cincinnati), Zach Walker (Idaho), Jake Elmer (Jacksonville), Nick Pastujov (Kansas City), Alec Butcher (Rapid City), Ryan Lowney (Toledo), Cam Hausinger (Wheeling) and Reese Newkirk (Worcester).

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