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Lander named AHL Player of the Week

by Michael Baldwin Modified: June 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm •  Published: April 1, 2013

Barons center Anton Lander, who scored a franchise record six points in Oklahoma City’s 7-3 win at Rockford Saturday night, has been named the American Hockey League Player of the Week.

Lander, who was recalled to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, scored eight points for the week. He also scored a goal in a shootout loss at Chicago and notched an assist in a win at Peoria.

“It’s fun when you see a player have a big night,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “Over the years we’ve had a lot of players have big games. To set the (franchise) record says a lot.”

Lander, 21, started the season with Edmonton following the lockout but was sidelined for six weeks following a broken foot. The six-point outing also was an American Hockey League season high.

“It was one of those nights where everything they touched went in,” Nelson said of the six-point outing. “That line was really clicking. Six points is pretty remarkable. His first goal got us going when we were down 2-0. We just got rolling from there.”

Lander was a second-round pick, the 40th player selected, in 2009.In 45 games with the Barons this season Lander has scored 19 points. He had one assist in four games with Edmonton before being sidelined by the broken foot.


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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