ALBANY, NY — Mike Sislo fell just short in the American Hockey League Player of the Week selection, but he must have garnered serious consideration after a six-point week.
The 28-year-old extended his point streak to five games thanks to five goals and an assist in four contests last week. He had two goals against Providence Wednesday and followed with a goal in each game against Rochester Friday and Saturday. He started Albany’s comeback with his league-leading 14th power-play tally and setup the game-winning overtime goal Sunday against Bridgeport.
“The guy just keeps scoring goals,” said Reece Scarlett after Sunday’s win. “Just give him the puck and he’ll make things happen. He’s a special player, a pure goal scorer. It’s fun to watch, it’s fun be on the team, give him the puck and see what he does with it. His spot on the power play there, just basically get it over to him and he’ll do the rest.”
Sislo’s assist on Scarlett’s winner Sunday was his career-high 42nd of the season, which is eighth most in the AHL this season. Additionally, Sislo’s 23 goals – tied for a career high – is tied for first in the league.