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Utah's Nielsen named Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week

Tuesday, November 8th
Action photo of Andrew Nielsen of the Utah Grizzlies

Andrew Nielsen of the Utah Grizzlies is the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Nielsen scored one goal and added seven assists for eight points in three games at Kansas City last week.

After being held off the scoresheet in a 3-2 loss on Tuesday, Nielsen had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win on Friday before notching six assists in a 7-3 win on Saturday. The six assists are tied for the second-most in a single game in ECHL history.

The 25-year-old leads ECHL defensemen with 10 assists and 11 points in seven games this season.

A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Nielsen has recorded 38 points (9g-29a) in 43 career ECHL games with Utah while adding 85 points (21g-64a) in 248 career American Hockey League games with Tucson, Hershey, Stockton and Toronto. Prior to turning pro, Nielsen posted 94 points (25g-69a) in 131 career games with Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League. On behalf of Andrew Nielsen, a case of pucks will be donated to a Utah 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 47,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities. Runners-Up: Jan Mandat, Indy (2 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Zach O’Brien, Newfoundland (3 gp, 1g, 6a, 7 pts.).           Also Nominated: Josh Passolt (Cincinnati), Robert Carpenter (Florida), Cole Stallard (Iowa), Pascal Laberge (Kansas City), Alex Fortin (South Carolina), Mitchell Heard (Toledo), Eddie Matsushima (Tulsa) and Josh Maniscalco (Wheeling).

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