Not only has Binghamton Senators defenseman Chris Wideman been named CCM/AHL Player of the Week for Oct 27th – Nov 2nd, he’s also the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for October as Wideman is off to a red-hot start to the 2014-’15 season. As Binghamton struggles out of the gate, Chris has been consistent in leading the Sens with his offensive talents and steady play on defense.
Two players come to mind when I watch him play, Andre Benoit and Mike Hoffman. Besides the fact that all three are similar in stature, it’s his soft floater from the edge of the blue line is reminiscent of Benoit’s shot as the puck either goes in through traffic or deflected into the back of the net, but it works. The other potent weapon on display is his one-timer that eerily reminds me of Hoffman’s, as his latest one being with his power play slapper from Saturday’s game against Syracuse.
I had mentioned earlier that Wideman was going to be outstanding for the B-Sens and the organization as I featured him here in one of my SenSeries Profile’s over the summer. It wasn’t hard to figure out as anyone that has followed his progress over the last two years knew this was going to be a big season coming up with his confidence bursting at the seams. He is currently signed on a two-way contract as the big club surely has taken notice and I hope he is rewarded in a call-up very soon.
Here are the number’s according to AHL.com.
For the Week; Wideman scored four goals and tallied one assist for five points in three games last week for the Senators.
For the Month; Wideman, who extended his scoring streak to nine games with two more points to begin November, currently leads all AHL defensemen and ranks second in the entire league in both goals (7) and points (13) through 10 games played.
Congrats Chris and keep it going through November!
*Cover Pic Courtesy of Alicia Strauch