PRINCETON, N.J. – Greenville center Carl Mallette is the CCM TACKS ECHL Player of the Month for November.
In his second professional season, the 23-year-old Mallette led Greenville with eight goals, two game-winning goals and 16 points in 12 games in November. Selected in the fourth round (107th overall) by Atlanta in the 2000 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Mallette leads the ECHL with 11 goals and is tied for second in the league with 21 points (11g-10a) in 17 games.
Mallette scored a career-high four points with two goals, including the game-winning goal, in a 7-1 win at South Carolina on November 5. It was the second two-goal game of the season for Mallette and the seventh of his professional career. After registering two assists in a 7-6 loss to Pee Dee on November 7, Mallette extended his scoring streak to five games with a goal in his next three games. He then had a four-game scoring streak, including a game-winning goal, with three goals and six points.
In his first professional season in 2003-04, Mallette finished among the top five vote getters for ECHL Rookie of the Year after scoring 71 points (28g-43a) in 73 games, ranking fourth among league rookies in assists and points and fifth in goals. He scored 41 points (14g-27a) in 50 games with Florida and 30 points (14g-16a) in 23 games to help Roanoke finish the season 16-5-2 and advance to the Kelly Cup Playoffs. In the postseason, he led Roanoke with four goals, three-power play goals, one game-winning goal and eight points in four games.