Sateri Named CCM/AHL Player of the WeekApr 9, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Springfield Thunderbirds goaltender Harri Sateri has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 8, 2018.
Sateri was 3-0-0 in three starts on the road for Springfield last week, stopping 82 of 84 shots for a 0.67 goals-against average and a .976 save percentage.
On Wednesday night, Sateri made 33 saves and extended his shutout streak to 135:58 before finally allowing a goal late in the third period of a 2-1 win at Belleville. On Friday, he turned aside 23 shots in the Thunderbirds' 5-1 victory at Laval. And on Sunday evening, Sateri made 26 stops for his fourth shutout of the season to help Springfield to a 2-0 win in Hartford, improving to 14-2-3 in his last 19 AHL decisions.
A 28-year-old native of Toijala, Finland, Sateri ranks sixth in the AHL with a 2.25 goals-against average and fourth with a .927 save percentage in 26 games for Springfield this season, showing a record of 14-7-3. He also made his National Hockey League debut with Florida, making nine appearances (4-4-0, 2.92, .911). Originally drafted by San Jose in 2008, Sateri is 62-75-10 with a 2.78 GAA, a 906 save percentage and eight shutouts in 155 career AHL contests with Springfield and Worcester.
In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Sateri will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Thunderbirds home game.
The Thunderbirds return home on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 for Fan Appreciation Weekend, featuring the final 3-2-1 Friday and MGM Springfield Pregame Concert Series to start the weekend. Then on Saturday, the fun begins at Court Square from 4-6 p.m. for a Block Party, presented by Community Bank. Then inside, there will be 2,500 Boomer Bobbleheads as a special giveaway, compliments of Stop & Shop.
Springfield Thunderbirds fans are encouraged to visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com to learn more about 2018-19 Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships. Packages include a wide range of benefits, including the lowest prices for the 2019 AHL All Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield. For more information or to order now, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.