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.