PRINCETON, N.J. – Florida defenseman Tim O’Connell is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for December, leading the ECHL with a plus-minus rating of +13.
The 6-4 and 210-pound O’Connell was a +2 or above in six of Florida’s 13 games in December, including a +4 in Florida’s 5-1 win over Pee Dee on December 4. He finished the month leading Everblades defensemen in scoring with seven points (1g-6a).
The 27-year-old O’Connell ranks second on the Everblades and is tied for 16th among league defensemen with 15 points (2g-13a) in 35 games. He is tied for third on the team in plus-minus rating (+11) and tied for fifth in assists (13).
In 2003-04, O’Connell had four points (2g-2a) in 20 regular season games and seven points (1g-6a) in 14 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Florida and 22 points (8g-14a) in 39 regular season games with Roanoke of the ECHL. He also played in the American Hockey League with Norfolk, scoring five points (1g-4a) in 12 games.