Shantz Selected as CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Tuesday, March 22 2016 1:15 PM

Princeton, NJ (March 22nd) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, is excited to announce that goaltender David Shantz has been selected as the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 14-20. It is the fifth time in his career that he has received the weekly honor. This is the first weekly honor for the Thunder since joining the ECHL.

The 29-year-old went 2-0-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .962 in two appearances last week.

Shantz stopped 36 shots in a 5-1 win against Alaska on Wednesday and made 40 saves in a 4-2 victory over Missouri on Saturday.

A native of Burlington, Ontario, Shantz has appeared in 35 games for the Thunder this season, posting a record of 11-20-3 with a 3.07 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.

Shantz was a second-round selection (37th overall) of the Florida Panthers during the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 194 games during his ECHL career, posting an overall record of 93-74-18 with seven shutouts, a 2.89 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He has also appeared in 60 career American Hockey League games with Rochester and Abbotsford.

Shantz spent the 2014-15 season with the University of New Brunswick where he went 18-5-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a save percentage of .897.

Wichita has the week off before hosting the Quad City Mallards on Saturday, March 26th at 7:05 p.m.

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About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.