SPRINGFIELD, MA – The American Hockey League announced Monday that Springfield Thunderbirds goaltender Reto Berra has been named the AHL/CCM Player Of The Week for the week of November 13th.
Berra made back to back starts this weekend and stopped 51 out of 52 shots giving up one goal against the St. John’s Ice Caps on Friday night. Berra recorded his third shutout of the year as he stopped 31 shots against the Binghamton Senators on Saturday night. His G.AA was .50 and save percentage of .981 for the weekend.
Berra has made seven starts with Thunderbirds this season winning five of those starts. He ranks third in the AHL with a G.AA of 1.72, fourth with a save percentage of .934 and tied for first in shutouts.
He is playing in his fourth season in North America. The 6-4 goaltender hails from Bulach, Switzerland. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues back in 2006. He began playing in Switzerland before heading to North America. Berra scored a goal in an AHL game back in January 2015.
This past June, the Florida Panthers acquired Berra from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Rocco Grimaldi.
Berra has made 64 starts with the Calgary Flames and the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League. His record overall in the NHL is 19-30-4 with a 2.82 G.AA and a .906 save percentage. He also has three NHL shutouts on his resume.
Berra will be given an etched crystal award by the American Hockey League at a future Thunderbirds home game.
The next game for the Thunderbirds will be this Wednesday against their I-91 rival the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center beginning at 7:00 P.M. The next home game for the Thunderbirds will be against the Providence Bruins this Saturday at 7:05.
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