It was a big day for Oilers goaltending prospects as both Laurent Brossoit and Ty Rimmer were honoured by their respective leagues.
Brossoit won ECHL goaltender of the week. From the ECHL's press release: The 20-year-old went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .935 last week.
Brossoit made 20 saves in the (Bakersfield) Condors’ 4-3 win against Las Vegas last Thursday and followed that up with his league-leading fourth shutout of the season with 23 saves in a 3-0 victory over Idaho on Sunday.
A native of Surrey, British Columbia, Brossoit has five shutouts in seven starts split between Alaska and Bakersfield. Overall in eight appearances, he is 6-1-0 with a 0.70 goals-against average and a save percentage of .967.
Rimmer, who is signed by the Oklahoma City Barons to an AHL contract, won CHL's rookie of the month. From the CHL's press release: Rimmer won three of his five starts in the month, all on the road, allowing just three total goals during his trio of victories. He finished December with a 2.01 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. The Edmonton native also earned his first American Hockey League call-up early in the month being summoned by the Oklahoma City Barons (the top affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers).
The 21-year-old’s best showing came in his (first) pro shutout when he stopped 48 shots in a 2-0 win in Rapid City, the league’s top team. On the season, Rimmer is 7-5-2 with a 2.76 goals against average.