Elmira’s Gazley named Reebok Hockey ECHL Rookie of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – Elmira Jackals forward Dustin Gazley is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Rookie of the Month for February.


The 22-year-old scored eight goals, added 14 assists and was a +5 in Feburary, helping move the Jackals into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 34-20-4 for 72 points.


After being held scoreless in Elmira’s first game of the month, Gazley went on a tear, ending February on a 15-game point streak, which is tied for the longest streak in the league this season. He had six multiple-point games in February, including a three-point effort (1g-2a) in a 3-1 win at Cincinnati on Feb. 16.


A native of Novi, Mich., Gazley leads all ECHL rookies this season with 45 assists and 65 points, and is tied for fourth overall in the league in both categories. His 20 goals are second among first-year players, while his 14 power-play assists are second among rookies.


Gazley played four years at Michigan State University, scoring 73 points (30g-43a) in 153 games. He made his pro debut last season, appearing in two games with the Greenville Road Warriors.


Runners Up: Parker Stanfield, Bakersfield (13 gp, 6g, 11a, 17 pts.), Scott Wietecha, Chicago (13 gp, 8g, 6a, 14 pts.) and Mathew Sisca, Cincinnati (16 gp, 7g, 11a, 18 pts.).


Also Nominated: Bryan Brutlag (Gwinnett), Chad Nehring (Idaho), Darren Archibald (Kalamazoo), Everett Sheen (Ontario), Kenny Ryan (Reading), Philipp Grubauer (South Carolina) and Joey Martin (Toledo).




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