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Stingrays' O'Brien is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. - South Carolina Stingrays left wing Pierre-Luc O’Brien is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for January after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +12.


O’Brien was even or better in all 13 games during the month, and was a +2 on four occasions, including in back-to-back games on Jan. 16 at Reading and on Jan. 20 against Greenville when he scored a goal and added two assists in both games.


The 29-year-old ranks second on the Stingrays with an overall plus-minus of +14, and leads the team with 20 goals, 34 points and six power-play goals.


A native of Nicolet, Quebec, O’Brien has 201 points (66g-135a) in 251 career regular-season games with South Carolina and 25 points (8g-17a) in 45 career Kelly Cup Playoff games. He was part of the Stingrays’ third Kelly Cup championship team in 2009 when he scored 19 points (6g-13a) in 23 postseason contests. He also has skated in seven career AHL games with Portland and Iowa, tallying one assist.


In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Pierre-Luc O’Brien with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Stingrays’ home game.


Runners Up: Steven Tarasuk, Ontario (+11); Maxime Lacroix, South Carolina (+11) and Mike Little, Stockton (+11).


Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska - Chad Anderson (+6); Bakersfield - Josh Van Dyk (+2); Chicago - Maxime Gratchev (+1); Cincinnati - Taylor Aronson and Jonathan Hazen (+8); Colorado - Adam Chorneyko (+4); Elmira - Matt Campanale (+5); Florida - Scott Pitt (+8); Greenville - Justin Bowers (+4); Gwinnett - Brad Miller (+7); Idaho - Jacob Cepis and Derek LeBlanc (+6); Kalamazoo - John Kivisto (+9); Las Vegas - Jeff May (+7); Reading - Casey Haines (+5); Toledo - Joey Martin (+5); Trenton - Mitch Versteeg (+6); Utah - Mike Adamek, Ryan Turek and Blair Yaworski (0) and Wheeling - Peter Lenes (+5).




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