The 25-year-old scored nine goals and added 10 assists for 19 points in 14 games during the month.
Cazzola posted five multi-point games in Decmeber, including a five-point game (3g-2a) in a 7-1 win over Orlando on Dec. 18 and four points (1g-3a) in an 8-6 victory over Indy on Dec. 27. He was named the ECHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 18 after posting nine points (5g-4a) in three games.
A native of Guelph, Ontario, Cazzola is tied for first among ECHL rookies with 13 goals while ranking second among first-year players with 32 points.
Cazzola spent the previous four seasons at Acadia University where he recorded 133 points (52g-81a) in 107 career games. Prior to enrolling at Acadia, he tallied 225 points (77g-148a) in 219 career games in the Ontario Hockey League with Erie and Ottawa.
Also Nominated: Dennis Kravchenko (Adirondack), Kyle Rankin (Elmira), Ryan Keller (Indy), Kasimir Kaskisuo (Orlando), Steven McParland (South Carolina), Tylor Spink (Toledo), Darcy Murphy (Tulsa), Ralph Cuddemi (Utah) and Kevin Schulze (Wheeling).