MacDonald is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

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).


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