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Michael Bunting named AHL Player of the Week

Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 18:38:17-05

TUCSON, Arizona — Tucson Roadrunners forward Michael Bunting has been selected is the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 14, 2021.

Bunting recorded four goals, including two game-winners, and three assists for seven points in three games as the Roadrunners won all three games played this past week to improve to 4-0 on the season.

The veteran scored the decisive goal and added two assists last Monday as Tucson defeated San Jose, 5-3. On Friday, he notched. a pair of power-play goals and assisted on the game-winner as the Roadrunners beat Ontario, 5-4. On Sunday, Bunting scored in overtime to give Tucson a 4-3 win over the Reign, their fourth consecutive victory to begin 2020-21.

Now in his sixth season, the 25-year-old Bunting is tied for the AHL lead in both goals (4) and points (7) this season.

Bunting is the Roadrunners all-time leading scorer with 71 goals and 97 assists for 168 points in 248 career games. He was an AHL All-Star in 2019. The fourth-round pick by Arizona in the 2014 NHL Draft has also tallied one goal in five NHL games with the Coyotes.

The Roadrunners return to Tucson Arena Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. to host San Jose.