Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2014 NHL Draft prospect Devin Williams of the Erie Otters is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 13 after posting a 2-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.94 and save percentage of .968.

Williams made 60 saves in the final two games of the Otters’ second round playoff matchup against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds backstopping the club to a four-game series victory and a berth in the OHL’s Western Conference Finals against the Guelph Storm.  Williams earned his second shutout of the series in Game 3 last Monday night earning first star honours with 29 saves in the 2-0 victory, then finished the series with a 31-save performance in Game 4 helping the Otters to a 3-2 overtime decision.

Williams, an 18-year-old from Saginaw, Michigan, is playing in his third career OHL season with the Otters.  Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, Williams was listed 15th among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Draft Rankings released last week.  So far in the 2014 OHL Playoffs he carries a record of 8-0-1-0 with two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 1.88 and save percentage of .934 after a regular season where he won 23 games including five shutouts with a goals-against-average of 2.57 and save percentage of .905.

Also considered for the award this week was Phoenix Coyotes prospect Brendan Burke of the Portland Winterhawks who went 2-1 in three games against the Victoria Royals in second round WHL playoff action posting a goals-against-average of 2.02 and save percentage of .933.  In the QMJHL, Etienne Marcoux of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada posted a 2-0-1-0 record against the Rimouski Oceanic with a goals-against-average of 1.72 and save percentage of .938.

 

2013-14 Playoff Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Apr. 7 – Apr. 13: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)

Mar. 31 – Apr. 6: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Mar. 24 – Mar. 30: Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Mar. 17 – Mar. 23: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)

 

2013-14 Regular Season Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Mar. 10 – Mar. 16: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Mar. 3 – Mar. 9: Brandon Halverson (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Feb. 24 – Mar. 2: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers)

Feb. 17 – Feb. 23: Philippe Desrosiers (Rimouski Oceanic)

Feb. 10 – Feb. 16: Jordan DeKort (Kitchener Rangers)

Feb. 3 – Feb. 9: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)

Jan. 27 – Feb. 2: Brendan Burke (Portland Winterhawks)

Jan. 20 – Jan. 26: Patrik Bartosak (Red Deer Rebels)

Jan. 13 – Jan. 19: Taran Kozun (Seattle Thunderbirds)

Jan. 6 – Jan. 12: Oscar Dansk (Erie Otters)

Dec. 30 – Jan. 5: Franky Palazzese (Sudbury Wolves)

Dec. 9 – Dec. 15: Matthew Mancina (Guelph Storm)

Dec. 2 – Dec. 8: Oscar Dansk (Erie Otters)

Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Matt Mahalak (Kingston Frontenacs)

Nov. 18 – Nov. 24: Patrik Polivka (Victoria Royals)

Nov. 11 – Nov. 17: Francois Brassard (Quebec Remparts)

Nov. 4 – Nov. 10: Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)

Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Jordon Cooke (Kelowna Rockets)

Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville Tigres)

Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)

Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers)

Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Sebastien Auger (Saint John Sea Dogs)