Tucson’s Carcone Named AHL Player of the Week
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Tucson Roadrunners Michael Carcone has been selected as the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 6, 2022.
Carcone scored five of the Roadrunners’ eight goals during a two-game visit to San Diego last week over Friday and Saturday games.
On Friday evening, Carcone scored twice and was credited with a game-high six shots during Tucson’s 5-3 loss to the Gulls. Then on Saturday, Carcone recorded his fourth career AHL hat trick as the Roadrunners earned a 5-4 victory. He became the fourth Roadrunners skater this year to record a hat trick in the contest as well.
Carcone now leads all Tucson skaters with 15 goals and ranks second on the team with 26 points in 33 games this season. Saturday, for the third time in his career, he reached 15 goals in a season in only Tucson’s 36th of 68 games on the regular season schedule. He is two points away from tying his career-high for points with 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points in 36 games.
A sixth-year pro from Ajax, Ont., Carcone has collected 83 goals and 84 assists for 167 points in 318 career AHL games with Tucson, Belleville, Toronto and Utica. He also led Tucson in goals last season with 15. He spent the 2020-2021 season with the Roadrunners on loan from another NHL organization before earning a two-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes this past summer. He was named AHL Player of the Week for the first time in his career on April 12 after totaling six goals in two games against San Diego April 9 and 10 of 2021.
Carcone and the Roadrunners will look to make it three wins in their last four games when they continue their trip in Abbotsford, British Columbia at 8 p.m. tonight against the Canucks.