PRINCETON, N.J. – Kevin Baker of the Evansville IceMen is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 11-17. It is the fourth time in Baker’s career that he was won the weekly award, tying him for the second-most weekly honors in ECHL history.
Baker scored four goals and added three assists for seven points in three games last week.
The 33-year-old tallied an assist in a 2-1 loss to Toledo on Wednesday, scored four points (2g-2a) in a 6-1 win against Fort Wayne on Friday and ended the week with two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory at Fort Wayne on Saturday.
A native of Kingston, Ontario, Baker has 24 points (16g-8a) in 28 games with Evansville and for the season has 33 points (20g-13a) in 46 games with the IceMen and Orlando.
A seventh-round selection (193rd overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Baker has tallied 386 points (188g-198a) in 363 career ECHL games with Johnstown, Texas, Florida, Stockton, Orlando and Evansville. He was named ECHL Most Valuable Player with Florida in 2008-09 when he scored 57 goals, the 11th highest single-season total in league history.
On behalf of Kevin Baker, a case of pucks will be donated to an Evansville youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Runners Up: Jordan Pietrus, Elmira (3 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.), Mathieu Roy, Florida (4 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.) and Judd Blackwater, Las Vegas (3 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.)