Gwinnett’s Nesbitt Is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer Of The Month

Photo Courtesy Dale Zanine/Gwinnett Gladiators

PRINCETON, N.J. – Gwinnett Gladiators right wing Derek Nesbitt is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for October after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +10.


Nesbitt was even or better in all seven games in October and on Oct. 22 against South Carolina was +5 and scored four points (3g-1a) in a 6-2 win. He leads the ECHL in plus-minus (+9), is tied for first in points (14), is tied for third in assists (8) and is tied for fourth with six goals.


The 28 year old, who was named ECHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 24, has 236 points (84g-152a) in 208 regular season games and 35 points (15g-20a) in 43 Kelly Cup Playoffs games with Gwinnett, Idaho and Toledo. He also has appeared in 123 American Hockey League games with Rockford, San Antonio and Manitoba scoring 59 points (27g-32a).


In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Derek Nesbitt with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Gladiators’ home game.


Runners Up: Aaron Bendickson, Gwinnett (+8), and Drew Paris and Ryan Garbutt, Gwinnett (+7).


Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska – Wes Goldie, Bryan Miller and Brian Swanson (+5); Bakersfield – Sebastien Strom (+5); Cincinnati – Dylan Hunter (+4); Elmira – Michael Dubuc (+6); Florida – David Fischer and Matthew Pistilli (+4); Greenville – Connor Shields (+3); Idaho – Dustin Friesen and Justin Taylor (+2); Kalamazoo – A.J. Thelen (+6); Las Vegas – Greg Collins, Jamie Fritsch, Colin Long, Matt Price and Blair Riley (0); Ontario – Eric Doyle (+2); Reading – Ben Gordon (+4); South Carolina – Grant Farrell and Josh Godfrey (+1); Stockton – Steve Vanoosten (+4); Toledo – Andy Bohmbach (+3); Trenton – J.S. Berube, Matthew Kang and Martin Nolet (+2); Utah – Kevin Deeth, Michael Gergen and Ric Jackman (+1); Victoria – Rob Hennigar (+6); and Wheeling – Dan Henningson and David Urquhart (+6).