Immomen named AHL player of the week


Here’s a release we received before…

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Hartford Wolf Pack center Jarkko Immonen has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending April 8, 2007. Immonen found the scoresheet in each of his four games last week, totaling four goals and three assists for seven points as Hartford clinched a Calder Cup Playoff berth for the 10th consecutive year.

Immonen began the week with two assists as the Wolf Pack posted a 7-4 win over Portland on Wednesday night, ending the Pirates’ five-game winning streak. He assisted on Hartford’s only goal in a 4-1 loss at Worcester on Friday, then scored in the Pack’s 4-3 shootout defeat to Springfield on Saturday. Immonen then recorded his first hat trick of the season, scoring three consecutive goals to lead Hartford to a 5-1 win over Albany on Sunday afternoon.

In recognition of his achievement, Immonen will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Wolf Pack home game.

A native of Rantasalmi, Finland, Immonen ranks fifth on the Wolf Pack in scoring with 45 points (20g, 25a) in 52 games this season. He has also appeared in 14 NHL games with the New York Rangers this season, recording one goal and five assists. Immonen, who turns 25 next week, notched 30 goals and 40 assists for 70 points in 74 games for Hartford in 2005-06. He was acquired by the Rangers from Toronto in the Mar. 3, 2004, trade that sent Brian Leetch to the Maple Leafs.

Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany right wing Shane Willis, Bridgeport defenseman Mark Wotton, Chicago right wing Darren Haydar, Grand Rapids center Matt Ellis, Hershey center Alexandre Giroux, Houston goaltender Tony Quesada, Manchester left wing Matt Moulson, Manitoba center Brad Moran, Omaha goaltender Curtis McElhinney, Peoria left wing Charles Linglet, Portland right wing Bobby Ryan, Providence left wing Sean Bentivoglio, San Antonio goaltender Josh Tordjman, Syracuse defenseman Ryan Caldwell, Toronto right wing Brent Aubin and Worcester right wing Graham Mink.

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  1. “Jarkko = AHL PLAYER FOR LIFE!”

    You’ll never know if you don’t give him a chance.

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    My exgirlfriend is friends with Graham Mink. The guy is mentally unstable.

  3. Does anyone know if when buying Rangers Playoff tixx tomorrow online, do you need to go to, or can you get it directly on

  4. Scratch that question…I just saw that is selling them directly at noon-

  5. Dellapina’s site does say Pock 2 yrs at $650k and then $685k..

    I do not know if it is true but I am fine with it.. If it is true they need to let Rachunek walk at the end of the year….

  6. ORR kicks Ying Yang on


    I definetly agree…Rachunek was pretty good at the end of the year but still …he should walk away..We need Pock in the lineup for good..same with Giardi…

  7. Blue
    I would go to you could go to ticketmaster directly but it will probably be faster and easier to be linked to ticketmaster from the rangers home page, so you won’t have to search around on the ticketmaster sight.

  8. As long as it is not too costly to keep him around I wouldn’t mind seeing Rachunek compete for a spot in training camp. The more D-men fighting to make it the better. As for Immonen he’s not ready yet.

  9. Congrats to Jarko. CONTINUED success my friend. Sheldon Souray best be a Ranger July 1st. Props to Pock and Girardi for showing up in the NHL.

  10. Does anyone know if Marc Staal has junior eligibility remaining?? I’d like to see how things pan out in camp, but juniors to the NHL for a defenseman is a big jump. Playing a bit in Hartford may be good for him.

  11. . . . . .CONTINUED success in the AHL I mean. Where he fits in like Ken Gernander.

  12. “CONTINUED success in the AHL I mean. Where he fits in like Ken Gernander.”

    Ah, one of the bird-turders always crapping on the Pack and the AHL. Thanks. You’re a classy guy.

  13. they take that player of the week award pretty seriously down in the AHL, huh. all those players nominated and a trophy for a weekly thing?

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    I read the recap of the game on the Rangers’ website and they credited Immonen with a natural hat trick. But it wasn’t a natural because he scored it over two periods. I hate when people reporting hockey don’t know shit about it. Coincidentally, that’s why I like Sam’s reporting: because he is a hockey player.

  15. Natural hat trick is when a player scores 3 goals in a row without anyone else scoring. It dosent matter if it is in one per or not. All 3 goals scored in 1 period is a pure hat trick.

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