After a pair of stellar outings on Friday and Saturday, forward Warren Foegele has been named CCM/AHL Player of the Week.
The 21-year-old rookie netted a pair of goals in his pro debut on Oct. 6 against the Hartford Wolf Pack, including the game winner with a minute left in regulation. Foegele then followed that up with another two goals the next night in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, including another game winner, with both coming shorthanded.
“He was great,” said head coach Mike Vellucci. “Two shortys in the second game, that’s pretty remarkable. Warren was in the right spots at the right times, but he worked to get in those spots.”
“I thought our line did really well,” said Foegele. “We had a hard forecheck both games and we were working hard and I just found some lucky bounces for myself. I had some great passes from my linemates and I think as a line we did really well and that contributed to my individual success.”
A third-round draft pick by Carolina in 2014, Foegele was named OHL Playoffs MVP last season after helping lead the Erie Otters to a league title.
Foegele is the eighth player in franchise history to earn AHL Player of the Week honors and the fourth forward, joining Aleksi Saarela last season, Brock McGinn in 2014-15 and Zach Boychuk in 2010-11.