Mississippi’s Louis Dumont scored a goal in Sunday’s 4-0 win against Texas giving him 688 career points, one point shy of Rod Taylor, who holds the ECHL career scoring record with 689 points. He has 688 points in 579 regular season ECHL games and ranks eighth in career goals with 265 and second in career assists with 423. He needs 37 assists to tie all-time leader Chris Valicevic and three goals to tie Jay Murphy for seventh place.
The Sea Wolves travel to Pensacola on Tuesday for a 7:05 p.m. CT game. Dumont played the past two seasons with Pensacola. He led the ECHL in scoring in 2001-02 with Pensacola, helping the Ice Pilots return to the Kelly Cup Playoffs, and in 2002-03 he led the team with 51 assists while ranking second in scoring with 71 points. Traded to Pensacola prior to the 2001-02 season, Dumont scored 173 points (52g-121a) in 140 regular season games and six points (2g-4a) in seven Kelly Cup Playoff games with the Ice Pilots.
In his 10th season in the ECHL, Dumont has scored 18 points (9g-9a) in 17 games including 13 points (6g-7a) in his last 10 games. He enters Tuesday with a three-game goal scoring streak (three goals) and a five-game scoring streak (4g-3a). Dumont has 13 points (7g-6a) on the road, scoring a point in all but one of Mississippi’s 10 road games, and five points (2g-3a) in seven home games.
Taylor, who played 12 seasons in the ECHL, set the career mark on January 29, 2003 as a member of the South Carolina Stingrays with whom he scored 18 points (8g-10a) in 31 regular season games in 2002-03. He also played two games for Peoria in 2002-03, registering an assist, and two games with Toledo. Taylor, who played all but 18 of his professional games in the ECHL, holds the career ECHL regular season records for points (689), goals (368), 30-goal seasons (8) and consecutive 30-goal seasons (6).
ECHL Career Scoring Leaders
1. 689 – Rod Taylor, 1991-2003, 678 games
2. 688 – Louis Dumont, 1994-Present, 579 games
3. 685 – Darryl Noren, 1990-2000, 549 games
4. 634 – Trevor Jobe, 1989-99, 352 games
5. 611 – Chris Valicevic, 1993-2002, 590 games