Blain is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

 

Kalamazoo Wings defenseman Jeremie Blain is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for March after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +13 during the month.

 

Blain was even or better in 10 of his 11 games in March, including posting a season-high +5 in a 6-4 win at Toledo on March 15. He was +4 in a 4-3 win at Orlando on March 3 and was a +3 in 4-1 victory over the Solar Bears on March 17.

 

The 24-year-old is tied for second on the K-Wings with a +16 rating and has tallied 15 points (3g-12a) in 25 games this season.

 

Under contract to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League, Blain has recorded 46 points (10g-36a) in 72 career ECHL games with Kalamazoo and Idaho. He has added four assists in 25 career American Hockey League games with Chicago.

 

In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Jeremie Blain with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming K-Wings’ home game.

 

Runner Up: William Lacasse, Fort Wayne (+12).

 

Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska – James Martin, Tyler Mosienko and Corey Syvret (+9); Bakesfield – Erik Burgdoerfer (+10); Cincinnati – Mike Dalhuisen (+9); Colorado – Paul Phillips (+4); Elmira – Danny Hobbs (+1); Evansville – Dustin Hopfner (+5); Florida – A.J. Jenks (+4), Greenville – Andrew Rowe (+9); Gwinnett – Daniel Spivak (+7); Idaho – Gaelan Patterson (+5); Las Vegas – John Armstrong and Chad Nehring (+6); Ontario – Rocco Carzo and Maxim Kitsyn (+8); Orlando – Jacob Cepis and Mickey Lang (+4); Reading – Jesse Todd (+10); South Carolina – Peter Boyd (+4); Stockton – Joe Diamond and Mike Keenan (+2); Toledo – Kyle Gibbons and Ildar Telyakov (+2); Utah – Brendan Jamison, D.J. Jelitto and Martin Lee (+5) and Wheeling – Tom Kuhnhackl and Carter Rowney (+9).

 

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MONTHPLAYERTEAM
   
OctoberAndrew Rowe Greenville Road Warriors
   
NovemberBrandon MacLeanFlorida Everblades
   
DecemberDaultan LeveilleEvansville IceMen
   
JanuaryPeter SivakAlaska Aces
   
FebruaryJustin Taylor/Yannick VeilleuxKalamazoo Wings
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