Colorado Eagles’ defenseman Collin Bowman is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for January after leading the league lead with a plus-minus rating of +14.
Bowman posted an even or better rating in 10 of his 11 games in January including a +4 in a 7-2 win against Alaska on Jan. 30 and a +3 in a 6-3 victory over Utah on Jan. 27.
The 24-year-old is second among ECHL defensemen with 12 goals and is tied for second among blue liners with 31 points in 42 games this season. His +18 rating is tied for fourth among defensemen and is second on the Eagles.
A native of Littleton, Colo., Bowman has 129 points (43g-86a) in 225 career ECHL games with Colorado, Bakersfield and San Francisco and he has participated in two ECHL All-Star Games (2013 and 2015). Bowman has added eight points (2g-6a) in 21 career American Hockey League games with Iowa.
In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Collin Bowman with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Eagles’ home game.
Runners Up: Darryl Bootland and Trent Daavettila, Colorado (+11); Jesse Root, Missouri (+11) and Shane Berschbach, Toledo (+11).
Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Adirondack - Patch Alber (+7); Alaska - Garrett Haar and Davis Vandane (+3); Allen - Nolan Descoteaux (+7); Atlanta - Mike Merrifield and Joe Stejskal (+3); Brampton - Chris Auger and Travis Brown (+3); Cincinnati - Andrew Yogan (+9); Elmira - Tyler Gjurich, Spiro Goulakos and Allan McPherson (+1); Evansville - Michael Trebish (+3); Florida - Brant Harris (+8); Fort Wayne - Cody Sol (+8); Greenville - Justin DaSilva (+4); Idaho - Emil Molin (+7); Indy - Ben Marshall and Nick Petrecki (+6); Kalamazoo - Brett Ponich (+6); Manchester - Maxim Kitsyn (+10); Norfolk - Ben Betker and Steven Whitney (+6); Orlando - Rylan Schwartz (+9); Quad City - Matt Carey (+3); Rapid City - Garrett Clarke and Destry Straight (+1); Reading - Yannick Tifu (+6); South Carolina - Paul Rodrigues (+8); Tulsa - Phil Brewer and Dan DeSalvo (+6); Utah - Josh Macdonald (+7); Wheeling - Mickael Beauregard (+3) and Wichita - Dalton Reum (+2).
|October||Drew Daniels / Jordon Southorn||Fort Wayne Komets|
|Eric Baier||Orlando Solar Bears|
|November||Patrick Cullity||Missouri Mavericks|
|December||Jacob MacDonald||Elmira Jackals|