SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE FORWARD ROCCO GRIMALDI NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Grimaldi Registered Two Game-Winners and Five Points in Three Games Last Week
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 1, 2017) - The American Hockey League announced today that San Antonio Rampage forward Rocco Grimaldi has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 29, 2017.
In three games last week, Grimaldi scored four goals – two of them game-winners – and added an assist for five points to go along with a plus-4 rating.
Grimaldi recorded his first three-point night of the season on Wednesday, including two third-period goals in a 6-2 win over Rockford. On Friday night he scored two more goals against Ontario, breaking a tie late in the third period and then netting the decisive goal in overtime for a 5-4 Rampage victory, and on Saturday he registered a game-high six shots on goal in a 4-3 setback.
In 44 games this season, Grimaldi leads the Rampage with 18 goals and 35 points and is tied for the overall AHL lead with five game-winning tallies. The 23-year-old native of Rossmoor, Calif., has also made one appearance in the NHL with Colorado in 2016-17. Originally a second-round choice by Florida in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Grimaldi has four goals and two assists in 28 career NHL games with the Panthers and Avalanche, and has registered 48 goals and 62 assists for 110 points in 160 AHL contests with San Antonio and Portland.
In recognition of his achievement, Grimaldi will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Rampage home game.
The San Antonio Rampage will celebrate breast cancer survivors and raise awareness for breast health during their seventh annual Pink in the Rink game, benefitting Susan G. Komen, on Feb. 3. Puck drop against the Texas Stars is set for 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center. The game will also be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest. Rampage games can be heard on Ticket 760 and SARampage.com. Individual and season tickets are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2016-17 season is presented by Wells Fargo.
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