Reading’s Urban is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – Reading Royals defenseman Denny Urban is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for March after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +16.

 

Urban was even or better in 12 of his 15 games during the month, including a career-high +5 in the Royals’ season finale on March 31 against Trenton. He posted a +3 rating in back-to-back games against the Titans on March 24 and 25, and was a +2 on March 2 against Elmira and on March 17 against Wheeling.

 

The 23-year-old finished the season with a +15 rating, and was third among ECHL defensemen with 47 points (12g-35a). He finished second among rookies with 17 power-play assists and was tied for second among first-year players with 22 power-play points.

 

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Urban has 56 points (15g-41a) in 86 career games with Reading. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at Robert Morris University, tallying 112 points (28g-84a) in 136 career games.

 

In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Denny Urban with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner.

 

Runners Up: Darren Archibald, Kalamazoo (+14) and Scott Pitt and Bobby Raymond, Florida (+13).

 

Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska – Wes Goldie and Brian Swanson (+6); Bakersfield – Justin Pender (+7); Chicago – Steven Delisle (+4); Cicninnati – Mathieu Aubin (+12); Colorado – Adam Chorneyko, Alex Penner and Aaron Schneekloth (+1); Elmira – Dustin Gazley (+12); Greenville – Brandon Wong (+9); Gwinnett – Justin Milo (+9); Idaho – Marty Flichel and Chad Nehring (+4); Las Vegas – Judd Blackwater and Adam Miller (+8); Ontario – Pat Bowen (+10); South Carolina – Dustin Stevenson (+5); Stockton – Jordan Fulton (+9); Toledo – David Toews (+4); Trenton – Drew Akins and Mitch Versteeg (+1); Utah – Josh Burrows (+9) and Wheeling – Matt Schepke (+6).

 

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