Player of the Week Winner: Johan Hedberg
Congratulations Johan Hedberg (a.k.a. “Moose”) on being voted our Player of the Week for the week of November 28th through December 3rd! That week in particular was a rough one for the Devils, but I wanted to take a moment to focus on the positive. For when it comes to Johan Hedberg, us Devils fans have a lot to brag about.
This season, Moose is 9-5-1 with a GAA of 2.37 and SV% of .913. He has been solid for us between the pipes, both on his own and when called in to relieve Martin Brodeur. He has two shut outs this season; one against the LA Kings on October 26th and the second against the NY Islanders on November 25th.
Perhaps most impressive however, is Hedberg’s statistics when it comes to shootouts. He is the league leader in save percentage in the shootout (of goaltenders involved in 15 or more contests) with a career .775 SV%, allowing only 25 goals on 111 shots. Of the 30 shootout contests he’s faced, his record is 23-7. This season, he is already 5-1. With all of the shootouts the Devils have found themselves in so far, these are some numbers that will put a fan at ease! I can see why Johan looks so confident in these high pressure situations! He’s great at it, and he’s got the stats to prove it!
Of course, all of these stats are only as of this writing. I’m sure we can expect more great things from Moose this season. So, next time I’m at a game, I hope to hear those Mooooooooooose chants, loud and proud! Johan Hedberg has certainly earned the recognition!