IceHogs' Kero earns Player of the Week honors - – Rockford’s News Leader

IceHogs' Kero earns Player of the Week honors


The American Hockey League announced Rockford IceHogs center Tanner Kero has been selected as the Player of the Week.

Kero notched three goals and an assist along with a plus-5 rating in three games last week – all Rockford victories over Central Division opponents.

On Wednesday night vs. Iowa, Kero’s three-point night included his second two-goal game of the season, and was highlighted by netting the game-winning tally late in the third period to give the IceHogs a 3-2 victory over the Wild.

A 23-year-old rookie, Kero ranks third in the AHL with six goals and leads the IceHogs with eight points and a plus-7 rating through seven games this season. Kero spent four seasons at Michigan Tech and was named the WCHA’s player of the year and outstanding student-athlete of the year in 2014-15 before signing as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks. Kero made his pro debut with Rockford last spring, tallying five goals in six regular-season games and two goals and an assist in six Calder Cup Playoff games.

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