CHL Press Release
The Canadian Hockey League announced Tuesday that rookie Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers, who saw time this season with the Metro Jets, is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 3 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record, including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .957.
Nedeljkovic backstopped the Whalers to three straight wins last week, stopping 66 of 69 shots faced. His week was highlighted by his second career shutout on Sunday with 24 saves as third star of a 5-0 win over the Mississauga Steelheads. Earlier in the week he claimed first star honors with 25 saves as part of a 7-1 win over the Niagara IceDogs on Thursday, then made 17 saves on Friday to open March with a 7-2 win over the Erie Otters.
The 17-year-old from Parma, Ohio, carries a 17-2-1-1 record in his first season with the Whalers, who currently stand in second place in the OHL’s Western Conference with 85 points. Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, Nedeljkovic has an impressive goals-against-average of 2.11 and save percentage of .928.
Nedeljkovic was also named the OHL Goaltender and Rookie of the Month for February.
With the Jets this season, Nedeljkovic went 5-3-0 with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.