Florida’s Shugg named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Justin Shugg of the Florida Everblades is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 17-23.

The 19-year-old scored three goals, added three assists and was a +1 for Florida during the Everblades three-game road trip.

Shugg had three points (2g-1a) and scored his first professional goal in an 8-5 loss at Trenton on Saturday and followed that up with a second consecutive three-point effort (1g-2a) in a 7-2 victory at Reading on Sunday.

A native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Shugg is tied for first among ECHL rookies, and is tied for third overall in the league, with eight points (3g-5a) in five games.

Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Shugg played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Oshawa, Windsor and Mississauga scoring 216 points (101g-115a) in 262 games.

On behalf of Justin Shugg, a case of pucks will be donated to a Florida youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.           

Runners Up: Jack Combs, Colorado (2gp, 3g, 1a, 4 pts) and Justin Dowling, Utah (2gp, 0g, 4a, 4 pts).         

Also Nominated: Scott Freeman (Bakersfield), Kyle Ostrow (Chicago), Adam Comrie (Cincinnati), Artem Demkov (Elmira), Nikita Kashirsky (Gwinnett), Brandon Svendsen (Kalamazoo), Matt Caruana (Reading), Matt Pope (South Carolina), Matt Foy (Stockton), Evan Rankin (Toledo) and Zach Hansen (Wheeling).




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