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Published: Tuesday, 2/5/2013

Walleye goalie named ECHL goaltender of the week

BLADE STAFF

Toledo Walleye goalie Kent Simpson was named the ECHL goaltender of the week today.

The rookie goaltender posted a 3-0-0 record and had a 0.67 goals-against average last week.

Simpson, 20, recorded his first professional shutout last Thursday. He stoppped all 20 shots in the the Walleye’s 2-0 win at Cincinnati.

In his three appearances, Simpson had a .975 save percentage. He had 29 saves on Friday in a 4-1 victory against Elmira and ended the week with 30 saves in a 2-1 win against Reading on Saturday.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Simpson has appeared in 25 games with Toledo this season. He has an overall record of 12-9-3 with one shutout. He has a 2.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901.

Simpson has won each of his last four starts, allowing one goal or less in each of those outings. He is 5-1-0 in his last six appearances.

Since the start of January, Simpson has a 5-2-1 record, and a 1.87 GAA. He also has appeared in one game with Rockford of the American Hockey League.

The Walleye play their next four games on the road. Toledo plays at Greenville on Thursday.


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