Swayman named Alaska Athlete of the Week after brilliant debut

April 12, 2021

Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman is the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he made a memorable NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.

He turned aside 40 shots in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to become the third Alaska goalie to play in the NHL and the 17th Alaskan to log ice time in the world’s premier hockey league.

The 22-year-old rookie He made 22 consecutive saves to end the game and earn the game’s second of three stars.

Two days later the South High grad built on his impressive debut with a 31 save effort in a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Swayman wore a mask with an image of Alaska on the back.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.