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Leafs' Reimer named March's 'Rookie of the Month'

Friday, 04.01.2011 / 1:26 PM / News

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Leafs' Reimer named March's 'Rookie of the Month'
NEW YORKToronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer, who posted a 9-4-1 record with a 2.87 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for March.

Reimer edged Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (7-4-11 in 14 games), Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis (6-6--12 in 16 games), New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner (6-5--11 in 13 games), Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (7-4-2, 2.78 GAA in 13 games) and Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (6-0-0, 1.03 GAA in six games) for the award.

The Maple Leafs selected the 23-year-old native of Morweena, Manitoba in the fourth round, 99th overall, of the 2006 Entry Draft. He began the 2010-11 season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and made his first NHL start in a 5-1 win at Ottawa Jan. 1.

Reimer joins previous Rookie of the Month winners Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals (October), Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers (November), Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks (December), Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes (January) and Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders (February).

James Reimer in March:

Date Opponent Mins. Shots GA Result
Mar. 2 PITTSBURGH 61 29 2 3-2 win (OT)
Mar. 3 at Philadelphia 60 30 2 3-2 win
Mar. 5 CHICAGO 64 40 4 5-3 loss
Mar. 8 at NY Islanders 1 0 1 4-3 loss (OT)
Mar. 10 PHILADELPHIA 59 33 3 3-2 loss
Mar. 12 BUFFALO 60 42 3 4-3 win
Mar. 14 TAMPA BAY 49 29 5 6-2 loss
Mar. 16 at Carolina 60 37 1 3-1 win
Mar. 19 BOSTON 60 37 2 5-2 win
Mar. 22 at Minnesota 60 29 0 3-0 win
Mar. 24 at Colorado 60 28 3 4-3 win
Mar. 26 at Detroit 59 28 3 4-2 loss
Mar. 29 BUFFALO 60 31 3 4-3 win
Mar. 30 at Boston 65 38 3 4-3 win (SO)
Totals 816 450 39 9-4-1

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