Fresh off his first two NHL appearances, Buffalo Sabres prospect JJ Peterka returned to the AHL brimming with confidence. In two weekend outings, the German recorded two goals and five points for the Rochester Americans.
On Monday, the AHL recognized Peterka’s standout performances, naming him its Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday.
Hours after the Sabres returned Peterka, 19, to the Amerks on Saturday, he registered one goal and three points in the first period of their 5-3 road loss to the Springfield Thunderbirds. On Sunday, the German winger scored one goal and two points in the Amerks’ 4-3 road win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Overall, Peterka has compiled six goals and 25 points in 25 AHL games this season. His 19 assists rank first among rookies and his point total ranks second.
Peterka, a second-round pick in 2020, 34th overall, made his NHL debut in Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.