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Zhukov Named USHL Goaltender of the Week

February 12, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Green Bay Gamblers News Release

Today the USHL announced goaltender Maksim Zhukov has been named USHL Goaltender of the Week. Zhukov played in both Green Bay games over the weekend and performed well against two of the top teams in the USHL. He stopped 29 of 31 shots on Friday against the Waterloo Black Hawks before recording his third shutout of the season to lead the Gamblers to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Steel on Saturday. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect now sports a 17-12-0-3 record to go along with a solid 2.38 GAA and .912 SV%. His GAA places him eighth among all USHL goaltenders while his SV% is good for 10th in the league. He is also tied for third in the USHL with his three shutouts. This is fifth time Zhukov has been named Goaltender of the Week in his career, including the third time this season, having previously won the award on Oct. 9 and Nov 27. The uncommitted goaltender is in his second USHL season and registered a 2.25 GAA and .913 SV% in 2016-17 before being selected in the fourth round, 96th overall by Vegas at the 2017 NHL Draft. Prior to his time in the USHL, Zhukov suited up for Lokomotiv-Yaroslavl in Russia.

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