Elmira Jackals’ defenseman Jacob MacDonald is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for December after leading the league lead with a plus-minus rating of +13.
MacDonald posted an even or better rating in 12 of his 13 games during the month highlighted by a +4 on Dec. 12 in a 4-0 win against Norfolk and a +2 in four other games.
The 22-year-old has 18 points (8g-10a) and is a +12 in 33 games with the Jackals this season. His eight goals are tied for third among ECHL defensemen.
A native of Fernley, Nev., MacDonald made his professional debut with Elmira last season posting three points (1g-2a) in eight games. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at Cornell University where he had 21 points (4g-17a) in 104 career games.
In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Jacob MacDonald with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Jackals’ home game.
Runner Up: Joey Leach, South Carolina (+12).
Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Adirondack - Mike Bergin (+7); Alaska - Patrick Wellar (+6); Allen - Rick Pinkston (+6); Atlanta - Max Everson (+8); Brampton - Jeff Brown (+3); Cincinnati - Seth Ambroz and Steve Weinstein (+4); Colorado - Collin Bowman (+7); Evansville - Mark Anthoine, Chris Joseph and Justin MacDonald (+4); Florida - Mark Nemec, Ethan Werek and Matt Willows (+8); Fort Wayne - Jamie Schaafsma (+6); Greenville - Troy Donnay (+7); Idaho - Shawn Boutin (+9); Indy - Zach Miskovic and Peter Schneider (+2); Kalamazoo - Anton Cederholm (+5); Manchester - Michael Boivin (+6); Missouri - Tanner Fritz (+10); Norfolk - Radoslav Illo, Alexis Loiseau and Samuel Noreau (+2); Orlando - Eric Faille and T.J. Foster (+1); Quad City - Austin Coldwell and Guillaume Gelinas (+2); Rapid City - Brian O’Rourke (+4); Reading - Robbie Czarnik and Derik Johnson (+4); Toledo - Alden Hirschfeld (+7); Tulsa - Aaron Harstad (+9); Utah - Phil Pietroniro (+6); Wheeling - Sahir Gill (+4) and Wichita - Michael Neal (+4).
|October||Drew Daniels / Jordon Southorn||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Eric Baier||Orlando Solar Bears|
|November||Patrick Cullity||Missouri Mavericks|