PRINCETON, N.J. – Atlantic City center Derek Edwardson is the In Glas Co ECHL Player of the Week for November 22-28.
In his first professional season, Edwardson scored five goals in three games as Atlantic City went 3-0-0, improving to 9-0-1 in its last 10 games and 12-4-2 overall. The Boardwalk Bullies are in first place in the North Division with 26 points. Edwardson scored a goal in a 4-2 win against Long Beach on Wednesday and had a power-play goal in a 3-2 win against the Ice Dogs on Friday. In Saturday’s game at Trenton, the 5-9 and 180-pound Edwardson had his first multiple-goal game and first hat trick, finishing with four points (3g-1a) in a 6-3 win.
In the last four games, Edwardson has scored a team-leading five goals and nine points and has a team-best plus-minus rating of (+10). In the last 10 games, Edwardson leads Atlantic City in goals (7) and plus-minus rating (+12) and is tied for the team lead with 14 points. He leads ECHL rookies in scoring with 19 points and is tied for the rookie lead with seven power-play points. He is tied for second among rookies in goals (9), assists (10) and power-play assists (5). He leads the league in plus-minus rating (+12) while ranking fifth overall in scoring and tied for fifth overall in goals.