Aucoin notched eight points (two goals, six assists) in four games to extend his lead in the AHL scoring race and help Hershey gain a share of first place in the East Division with a 3-1-0-0 record on the week.
Aucoin began his week by assisting on both Hershey goals in a 4-2 loss at Connecticut on Tuesday night. He then recorded three assists in a 4-1 win at Syracuse on Friday, and his assist on the first Bears goal of the night vs. Portland on Saturday helped light a spark in a 7-1 victory. Aucoin then scored two goals in a span of 1:59 on Sunday, propelling Hershey to a 3-2 win at Bridgeport.
Aucoin, who has tallied 12 points during his current five-game scoring streak, has recorded at least three points in a game as many times (four) as he has been held scoreless this season.
A native of Waltham, Mass., Aucoin leads the AHL with 30 assists and 36 points in 23 games this season. The five-time AHL All-Star, two-time Calder Cup winner and former league MVP and scoring champion (2009-10) has moved into 19th place on the league’s career scoring list with 743 points in 653 games over 11 seasons, making him the highest-scoring U.S.-born player in league history. Aucoin also ranks eighth all-time with 525 career assists.
In recognition of his achievement, Aucoin will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bears home game.
Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week