The SHL selected New York Night D Tuomas Nurmi as its Player of the Week. The Finnish-born blueliner was on fire this week, putting up 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) on the week. Nurmi’s big-scoring weeks nearly doubled his season point total (from 12 to 22) and earned him a promotion back to the Night’s top defensive pairing.
Nurmi scored at least a point in every New York game in the week. His most impressive performance came on Wednesday, when he scored a goal and added two assists in the Night’s 6-5 overtime loss to Dakota. On Tuesday, Nurmi had a pair of assists to help New York to a stunning 7-4 thrashing of Michigan.
“Tuomas is an offensive-minded defenseman, but he doesn’t neglect the other end,” said Night coach Nick Foster. “He’s a tough, diligent, capable player and he has a terrific motor. He’s really shown me something.”