Matson scored three goals, assisted on four others and was a +6 in three games last week as the Solar Bears extended their club-record winning streak to nine games.
The 25-year old had an assist in a 7-3 win at Toledo on Friday, tallied a pair of goals – including the game-winner – in a 4-3 victory against the Walleye on Saturday and had four points (1g-3a) and was a +3 in a 4-3 overtime win at Kalamazoo on Sunday.
A native of Mound, Minn., Matson has 30 points (12g-18a) and is fourth among ECHL rookies in plus-minus with a +17 in 22 games. He has also appeared in 30 American Hockey League games with Iowa, posting five points (3g-2a).
Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Matson recorded 42 points (21g-21a) in 108 career games at the University of Minnesota.
On behalf of Taylor Matson, a case of pucks will be donated to an Orlando youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Erik Burgdoerfer (Bakersfield), Kenton Miller (Fort Wayne), Rob Linsmayer (Idaho), Yannick Veilleux (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Corey Trivino (Stockton) and Aaron Clarke (Toledo).
|Oct. 18-20||Jamie MacQueen||Utah Grizzlies
|Oct. 21-27||Anthony Nigro||Idaho Steelheads|
|Oct. 28-Nov. 3||Wade Megan||Cincinnati Cyclones|
|Nov. 4-10||Marc Hagel||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Nov. 11-17||Dan DaSilva||Ontario Reign|
|Nov. 18-24||Zack Torquato||Wheeling Nailers
|Nov. 25-Dec. 1||Kyle Kraemer||Ontario Reign|
|Dec. 2-8||Andrew Cherniwchan||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Dec. 9-15||Andrew Clark||Stockton Thunder|
|Dec. 16-22||Trent Daavettila||Colorado Eagles|
|Dec. 23-29||Tom Zanoski||Evansville IceMen|
|Dec. 30-Jan. 5||Mike Ullrich||Orlando Solar Bears|
|Jan. 6-12||Sean Wiles||Reading Royals|
|Jan. 13-19||Joel Broda||Bakersfield Condors|
|Jan. 20-26||Cody Sylvester||Wheeling Nailers|
|Jan. 27-Feb. 2||Mike Vaskivuo||Elmira Jackals|
|Feb. 3-9||Nick Mazzolini||Alaska Aces|
|Feb. 10-16||Mickey Lang||Orlando Solar Bears|