Moose goalie Milic’s perfect record earns him AHL player of the week honours

While most of the love among Winnipeg hockey fans is directed toward Jets all-star starting goalie Connor Hellebuyck, the man behind the mask on the Jets’ farm team is making his presence known as well.

The Manitoba Moose announced Monday that 20-year-old netminder Thomas Milic was named the American Hockey League’s player of the week for the period ending Sunday.

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Milic was between the pipes for every Moose game during that week, allowing only four goals on 85 total shots, recording wins in all three games, and posting a .953 save percentage with a 1.30 goals-against average.

Among those games: the first shutout of Milic’s pro career in a 6-0 romp over Milwaukee.

The Jets’ fifth-round selection in the 2023 NHL draft, Milic has a perfect 6-0-0 record in goal during the month of March — a feat made more remarkable by his age. He’s the third-youngest goalkeeper in the AHL.

The 26-29-1 Moose currently sit fifth in the league’s Central Division. They hit the ice next on Tuesday morning against Grand Rapids for a 10:30 a.m. puck drop as part of the Project 11 School Day Game program.

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