Good news in the Red Wings prospects department, per the Grand Rapids Griffins' PR department:
ANDERSSON NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The American Hockey League announced on Monday that Grand Rapids Griffins center Joakim Andersson has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 20.
A native of Munkedal, Sweden, Andersson returned to the Griffins’ lineup on Thursday at Charlotte after missing eight games (Dec. 31-Jan. 16) with an injury and recorded a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win, helping the Griffins to their first-ever victory over the Checkers. He followed up the performance with a career-high four points (1-3—4) during Saturday’s 11-6 win at Rockford, giving him seven points (2-5—7) in two contests last week.
Additionally, Andersson was named First Star and tallied the game-winning goal on both nights. He has five game-winning goals this season, which ties for second in the AHL.