Gwinnett’s Garbutt Named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player Of The Week

Photo Courtesy Dale Zanine/Gwinnett Gladiators

PRINCETON, N.J. – Ryan Garbutt of the Gwinnett Gladiators is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 1-7. 


Garbutt had five goals, including three on the power play and one shorthanded, seven points and was a +4 as the Gladiators went 2-2-0 last week moving their overall record to 7-2-2.


Garbutt opened the week with a goal in a 5-2 loss to South Carolina on Monday and then scored two goals and added two assists in a 5-3 win against Greenville on Saturday. He ended the week with two goals, and was +3, in a 6-1 victory over Greenville on Sunday.


The 25 year old leads the ECHL with 10 goals and a +11 rating and he is tied for second in the league with 17 points.


A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Garbutt began his professional career with Corpus Christi of the Central Hockey League last season scoring 50 points (22g-28a) in 64 games. Prior to turning pro he played four seasons at Brown University scoring 58 points (29g-29a) in 116 games.


On behalf of Ryan Garbutt, a case of pucks will be donated to a Gwinnett 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 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Justin Donati, Elmira (5gp, 1g, 8a, 9 pts) and Brandon Svendsen, Kalamazoo (3gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts)


Also Nominated: Mitch Fadden (Florida), Matt Caruana (Reading), Chris D’Alvise (Stockton), Evan Rankin (Toledo), Paul Crowder (Utah) and PJ Atherton (Victoria).