OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS CENTER MARK ARCOBELLO NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
By American Hockey League , on 03/03/2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The American Hockey League announced today that Oklahoma City Barons center Mark Arcobello has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 2, 2014.
Arcobello tallied three goals and four assists for seven points in three games as the Barons closed the gap in the Western Conference playoff chase with three critical victories.
In the first of back-to-back games against Rockford, Arcobello picked up a goal and an assist on Friday night as Oklahoma City rallied from three separate deficits to pull out a 5-4 overtime win. On Saturday, he notched a goal and two assists as the Barons beat the IceHogs, 5-4. And on Sunday, Arcobello recorded a goal and an assist to help his club to a 6-5 win over San Antonio.
Arcobello has lit up the scoreboard since returning to Oklahoma City last month, totaling seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in just nine games with the Barons. The fourth-year pro began the season with the parent Edmonton Oilers and notched four goals and 14 assists for 18 points in 41 NHL contests. A native of Milford, Conn., Arcobello has played 182 career regular-season AHL games, all with the Barons, and has compiled 57 goals and 95 assists for 152 points. He also represented Oklahoma City at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic, and has added 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points in 37 Calder Cup Playoff games.
In recognition of his achievement, Arcobello will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Barons home game.
Oklahoma City hits the road for a Wednesday evening contest against the Utica Comets. Faceoff is at 6 p.m. CT at Memorial Auditorium and can be heard locally on 96.1 KXY. The Barons stay on the road to face the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT and the Rochester Americans Sunday at 4:05 p.m. CT.
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