PRINCETON, N.J. – Pensacola Ice Pilots goaltender Todd Ford is the CCM Vector ECHL Rookie of the Month for December.
Under contract to Toronto of the National Hockey League and in his first professional season, Ford made six appearances in December, going 5-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.58 and a save percentage of .954. In the five games he started, Ford was 5-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.81 and a save percentage of .948.
Selected in the third round (74th overall) by Toronto in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Ford, who is 8-2-0 in 12 appearances, ranks third among ECHL goaltenders with a goals-against average of 2.00 and ranks fifth in the league with a save percentage of .939. Ford was named to the American Conference roster for the 2005 Coors Light ECHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, and on Friday he was a runner-up for ECHL Goalie of the Month.