Official Site of the Minnesota Wild
Join the Wild Warming House Season Ticket Holder Central Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest MN Wild App
  • RSS

Fernandez Named NHL Defensive Player Of Week

Monday, 01.2.2006 / 12:15 PM CT / News
Share with your Friends

Fernandez Named NHL Defensive Player Of Week


      NEW YORK/TORONTO (Jan. 2, 2006) –  Minnesota goaltender Manny Fernandez, who
backstopped the Wild to three wins with a 2.00 goals-against average and
.931 save percentage, is the National Hockey League’s Defensive Player of the Week.

      Goaltenders Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers
(3-0-0, 1.96 GAA) and Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings (2-0-0, 1.50
GAA) were runners-up for the defensive award.

      Fernandez began the week by making 27 saves as the Wild defeated the
Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Dec 26. On Dec. 28, he made 28 saves as Minnesota
defeated Edmonton again 4-2. On Dec. 31 he made 26 saves as the Wild
defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3.

      Appearing in 23 of Minnesota’s 39 games this season Fernandez has
posted a record of 14-5-3, a 2.05 goals-against average and .930 save
percentage. The Wild are 11th in the Western Conference with 40 points
(18-17-4) and travel to Detroit where they meet the Red Wings tomorrow at
the Joe Louis Arena.

Certified Green

divider is the official Web site of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Minnesota Wild,, "The State of Hockey" and State of Hockey flag image are trademarks of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016  Minnesota Sports & Entertainment and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

About Us | Contact Us | Employment | Terms of Use | Advertising | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices