Kalamazoo’s Daavettila named Reebok Hockey ECHL Player of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J – Kalamazoo Wings forward Trent Daavettila is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Player of the Month for February.

 

Daavettila scored 22 points (8g-14a) and was a +15 in 14 games during February, helping lead the K-Wings to a 10-2-2 record for the month and moving the squad into first place in the North Division.

 

The 26 year old had six multi-point games during February and he scored at least one point in 11 of his 14 games during the month. Daavettila had two four-point games in February – he had a hat trick and added an assist in an 8-5 win against Greenville on Feb. 12 and notched four assists in a 5-4 win over Toledo on Feb. 27. He closed the month on a seven-game point streak (2g-12a).

 

Daavettila, who was named ECHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 13 and ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for February, leads the K-Wings, and is tied for third in the league, with a +19 rating on the season. He has 60 points (21g-39) in 55 games this season to rank fifth in the league while his 39 assists are tied for third.

 

A native of Howell, Michigan, Daavettila scored 49 points (19g-30a) in 51 regular-season games with Kalamazoo last season and added five points (3g-2a) in five Kelly Cup Playoff games. He appeared in 20 games with the K-Wings in the International Hockey League in 2008-09, scoring 18 points (9g-9a). He has played in 16 career AHL games with Grand Rapids and Adirondack scoring three points (1g-2a).

 

Runners Up: Joel Broda, Bakersfield (12 gp, 11g, 3, 14 pts), Justin Donati, Elmira (13 gp, 6g, 15a, 21 pts) and Mike Hedden, Toledo (13 gp, 13g, 7a, 20 pts).

 

Also Nominated: Chris Langkow (Alaska), Dustin Sproat (Cincinnati), Francis Lemieux (Florida), Wes Cunningham (Greenville), Jordan Morrison (Ontario), Andrew Sarauer (Reading), Trent Campbell (South Carolina), Chris Lawrence (Stockton), Ryan Ginand (Trenton), Simon Ferguson (Utah) and Rick Cleaver (Victoria).

 

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