A terrific weekend in which Buffalo Sabres prospect Jiri Kulich scored three goals and six points as the Rochester Americans went 3-0 has earned him AHL Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday.
Kulich, 18, enjoyed a night of three firsts in Friday’s 8-4 home win over the Laval Rocket, recording two goals, including the game-winner, and three points.
The Czech rookie followed up by recording two assists in Saturday afternoon’s 7-1 road victory against the Springfield Thunderbirds. The forward ended the weekend by scoring an unassisted breakaway goal in Sunday afternoon’s 5-1 road win over the Providence Bruins.
The Amerks scored a whopping 20 goals over the three-game stretch, chasing the starting goalie in each contest.
The 5-foot-11, 171-pound Kulich has scored 15 goals and 32 points in 42 games this season. He has found a groove this month, registering eight goals and 12 points in 10 outings.
The Sabres drafted Kulich 28th overall last year.