Wheeling Nailers goaltender Mike Condon is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for April. Condon, who also was the Rookie of the Month for April, is the first goaltender to win both Rookie of the Month and Goaltender of the Month in the same month since Greenville’s Jayme Platt in December 2001.
The 23-year-old went 4-0-0 with three shutouts, a 0.25 goals-against average and a save percentage of .993 in four appearances during the month.
Condon opened the month with back-to-back shutouts – making 34 saves in a 4-0 win against Toledo on April 1 and stopping all 31 shots in a 3-0 victory against the Walleye on April 2. He then turned aside 24 shots in a 4-1 win against Evansville on April 4 before ending the season with a 45-save shutout in a 5-0 victory at Cincinnati on April 12.
Under an NHL contract with the Montreal Canadiens, Condon went 23-12-4 in 39 appearances with the Nailers this season. He led the ECHL with a .931 save percentage, was second with six shutouts and sixth with a 2.18 goals-against average. He also appeared in three games with Hamilton of the American Hockey League where he posted a 1-1-0 record.
Condon has appeared in 43 career ECHL games with Wheeling and Ontario posting an overall record of 26-13-4 with seven shutouts, a 2.11 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932.
Runner Up: Laurent Brossoit, Bakersfield (5-0-0, 1.74 GAA, .939 save pct.).
Also Nominated: Ben Meisner (Fort Wayne), Mark Guggenberger (Gwinnett), Josh Robinson (Idaho), Jordan Binnington (Kalamazoo), Jussi Olkinuora (Ontario), Allen York (South Carolina), Parker Milner (Stockton) and Hannu Toivonen (Toledo).
|October||Jeff Jakaitis||South Carolina Stingrays|
|November||Michael Hutchinson||Ontario Reign|
|December||Jeff Jakaitis||South Carolina Stingrays|
|January||Aaron Dell||Utah Grizzlies|
|February||Igor Bobkov||Utah Grizzlies|
|March||Igor Bobkov||Utah Grizzlies|