Garett Bembridge of the Idaho Steelheads leads the ECHL with 71 points in 48 games and is still on pace to become the first player since 2002-03 to score 100 points, and despite not scoring a goal in his last five games he still can become the first player to score 50 goals since 2000-01. The five games is the longest time that Bembridge has gone without scoring a goal.
The last player to score 100 points was Buddy Smith of Arkansas, who had 104 (30g-74a) in 72 games in 2002-03, while the last 50-goal scorer was Andrew Williamson of Toledo, who had 52 goals in 66 games in 2000-01.
Bembridge has registered two assists in each of his last two games giving him 10 multiple-assist games and 20 multiple-point games. He scored a team record and ECHL season-high six points, including a team record-tying three goals, on Nov. 25 against Utah and had a team record-tying four assists on Dec. 27 at Utah. He has scored a goal in 25 games, including a three-goal game and eight two-goal games, and he has registered a point in 36 games. The Steelheads are 23-9-4 when he scores a point and 3-7-2 when he doesn’t tally, and are 17-5-3 when he scores a goal and 9-11-3 when he doesn’t score a goal.
Chris Minard of the Alaska Aces led the league in 2004-05 with 49 goals, the most goals scored since Greg Pankewicz of Pensacola had 46 in 2002-03 and the fourth-highest total since 2000-01.