HARTFORD, January 2, 2012: The American Hockey League announced today that Connecticut Whale forward Kris Newbury has been named the Reebok AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 1.
Newbury struck for eight points in four games this past week, racking up three goals and five assists.
After chipping in an assist in the Whale’s 3-2 loss at Bridgeport last Monday, Newbury had a hand in all three Whale goals Tuesday at home in a 3-2 victory over Albany, notching a goal and two assists. The ninth-year veteran then had two assists and four shots at Worcester Friday in a 4-3 loss, before helping the Whale ring out 2011 in fine fashion on Saturday, with two goals in a 5-2 home-ice victory over Springfield.
Newbury has strung together a Whale team season-high seven-game point-scoring streak, with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points over that span, to take over the Whale’s team point and goal-scoring leadership. Newbury’s 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) are good for a...