Kalamazoo Wings forwards Justin Taylor and Yannick Veilleux and Cincinnati Cyclones forward Jonathan Hazen are the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performers of the Month for February after each finishing with a +11 rating during the month.
Taylor was even or better in all 11 games in February, including three games where he posted a +2. Veilleux was even or better in 10 of 11 games during the month, and was a +2 in four games. Hazen was even or better in 11 of 13 games and posted a +3 rating twice.
Taylor has 31 points (13g-18a) and is a +4 in 55 games with the K-Wings this season. He has tallied 147 points (71g-76a) in 232 career regular-season games with Kalamazoo, Idaho and Trenton while adding 30 points (16g-14a) in 50 games during the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Veilleux, who had a 10-game point streak snapped on Monday, has 27 points (14g-13a) and is a +9 in 46 games with Kalamazoo. Selected in the fourth round (102nd overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Veilleux recorded 188 points (83g-105a) in 247 career games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Shawinigan and Moncton from 2009-13.
Hazen has 42 points (18g-24a) and is a +17 in 49 games with the Cyclones this season. He has 83 points (36g-7a) in 109 career games with the club and has added 11 points (7g-4a) in 57 career American Hockey League with San Antonio.
In recognition of their accomplishments, AMI Graphics will present Justin Taylor, Yannick Veilleux and Jonathan Hazen with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming home game.
Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska – Nick Mazzolini (+8); Bakersfield - Wes Cunningham (+9); Colorado – Mark Nemec (+6); Elmira – Jean Bourbeau (+5); Evansville – Matt Schepke (+5); Florida – Trevor Bruess (+8); Fort Wayne – Joe Hartman (+9); Greenville – Samuel Noreau (+8); Gwinnett – Marshall Everson (+5); Idaho – Rob Linsmayer (+9); Las Vegas – Justin Bernhardt, Geoff Irwin, Cody Purves, Robert Smith and Nick Wheeler (0); Ontario – Adrian Van de Mosselaer (+6); Reading – Mike Banwell and Brandon Blandina (+5); South Carolina – Scott Campbell (+3); Stockton – Corey Trivino (+4); Toledo – John May, Ildar Telyakov and Stephon Thorne (-1); Utah – Martin Lee (+6) and Wheeling – Jake Areshenko (+8).
|October||Andrew Rowe||Greenville Road Warriors
|November||Brandon MacLean||Florida Everblades|
|December||Daultan Leveille||Evansville IceMen|
|January||Peter Sivak||Alaska Aces|