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Barclay Goodrow named AHL player of the week

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Seven points in two games is pretty good.

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

If you've been keeping up with the Barracuda (and really, you should be) you already know Barclay Goodrow had a couple of really good games this past week. Well that effort has now been rewarded as Goodrow was named the AHL player of the week.

He scored four goals, three of which came in a hat trick effort, and tallied three assists. Goodrow is now the leading scorer for the Barracuda this season with eight goals. His three assists put him in a tie for second place on the Barracuda in points. Goodrow has played 12 games with the Sharks this season and has accounted for three assists while with the parent club.

The award will be presented to Goodrow in advance of an upcoming home game.

Press Release:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that San Jose Barracuda right wing Barclay Goodrow has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 6, 2015.

Goodrow racked up four goals and three assists for seven points along with a plus-7 rating in just two games last week, scoring the game-winning goal in both contests for San Jose.

In Friday night's meeting with Stockton, Goodrow tallied three assists in the opening period and then scored in the second to help the Barracuda to a 5-3 victory over the Heat; Goodrow registered a team-high three shots on goal in the game and finished with a plus-3 rating. Then on Saturday afternoon, Goodrow scored three tiebreaking goals, the last coming 23 seconds into overtime as San Jose defeated Bakersfield, 7-6. The hat trick was the first multiple-goal game of Goodrow's professional career, and gave him seven points in a span of less than 21 hours.

Goodrow has totaled eight goals and three assists for 11 points in 13 games with the Barracuda this season, along with three assists in 12 NHL contests with the parent San Jose Sharks. He appeared in 60 NHL games as a rookie with San Jose in 2014-15, notching four goals and eight assists, while adding two goals and four assists in seven AHL games with Worcester last season. A 22-year-old native of Toronto, Goodrow was signed as a free agent by the Sharks on Mar. 6, 2014.

In recognition of his achievement, Goodrow will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Barracuda home game.