Szydlowski scored five goals, added five assists and was a +10 in four games last week.
The 24-year-old had two assists in both of Fort Wayne’s first two games last week – a 4-1 win at Indy on Wednesday and a 4-3 loss at Kalmazoo on Friday. In Saturday’s 6-4 win against Missouri, Szydlowski became just the 29th player in ECHL history to score at least five goals in a game, and tied the league record with three shorthanded goals. He ended the week with an assist in a 4-1 win against Missouri on Sunday.
A native of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Szydlowski is fifth in the league with 31 goals, and he has added 31 assists for a team-leading 62 points in 48 games this season. He has also seen action in 11 American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Binghamton and Norfolk, recording one assist.
Szydlowski has tallied 91 points (43g48a) in 117 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne and Gwinnett and he has added nine assists in 73 career American Hockey League games with Portland, Rochester, Lake Erie, Binghamton and Norfolk.
Prior to turning pro, he tallied 197 points (94g-103a) in 258 career games with Erie of the Ontario Hockey League.
On behalf of Shawn Szydlowski, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Gary Steffes (Allen), Colton Beck (Idaho), Ludwig Blomstrand (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Ben Johnson (Orlando), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Brenden Walker (Utah) and Derek Army (Wheeling).
|Oct. 17-19||Riley Brace||Wheeling Nailers
|Oct. 20-26||Matthew Pistilli||Fort Wayne Komets
|Oct. 27-Nov. 2||Matt Tassone||Elmira Jackals|
|Nov. 3-9||Mitchell Heard||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Nov. 10-16||Corey Trivino||Florida Everblades|
|Nov. 17-23||Jon Booras||Tulsa Oilers|
|Nov. 24-30||Garrett Meurs||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Dec. 1-7||Chad Costello||Allen Americans|
|Dec. 8-14||Brock Nixon||Colorado Eagles|
|Dec. 15-21||Shawn Szydlowski||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Dec. 22-28||Thomas Frazee||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Dec. 29-Jan. 4||Geoff Walker||Ontario Reign|
|Jan. 5-11||Darryl Bootland||Colorado Eagles|
|Jan. 12-18||Chris Kushneriuk||Florida Everblades|
|Jan. 19-25||Casey Pierro-Zabotel||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Jan. 26-Feb. 1||Jesse Schultz||Rapid City Rush|
|Feb. 2-8||Derek DeBlois||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Feb. 9-15||Chad Painchaud||Brampton Beast|
|Feb. 16-22||Andrew Rowe||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Feb. 23-March 1||Chad Costello||Allen Americans|
|March 2-8||Brett Robinson||Idaho Steelheads|
|March 9-15||David Rutherford||Ontario Reign|