Painchaud named CCM ECHL Player of the Month


Brampton Beast forward Chad Painchaud has been named the CCM ECHL Player of the Month for February.


Painchaud scored 17 goals, including four game-winners and three on the power play, and added three assists for 20 points in 11 games during the month.


The 28-year-old had five multi-goal games, including four hat tricks, in February. He posted hat tricks in back-to-back games, scoring four goals in a 5-0 win at Rapid City on Feb. 13 and tallying three times in another 5-0 victory against the Rush on Feb. 14, becoming just the ninth ECHL player in the last 18 seasons to post hat tricks in back-to-back contests. He closed the month with hat tricks in two of the final three games, scoring eight goals in a four-game span.


A native of Mississiauga, Ontario, Painchaud is fourth in the league with 26 goals and is 15th with 54 points.


Painchaud has recorded 369 points (157g-212a) in 394 career ECHL games with Brampton, South Carolina, Chicago, Reading, Victoria, Charlotte, Bakersfield and Gwinnett. He has also appeared in 47 career AHL games with Chicago, Iowa, Manitoba and Norfolk. 


Runners Up: Chad Costello, Allen (12 gp, 7g, 14a, 21 pts.), Vinny Saponari, Greenvile (11 gp, 5g, 13a, 18 pts.) and Andrew Rowe, South Carolina (13 gp, 6g, 17a, 23 pts.).


Also Nominated: Josh Currie (Bakersfield), Taylor Vause (Colorado), Mike Seidel (Elmira), Braden Pimm (Evansville), Mike Embach (Fort Wayne), Garry Nunn (Gwinnett), Brett Robinson (Idaho), Pete Massar (Indy), Gergo Nagy (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Denver Manderson (Orlando), Justin Fox (Quad City), Adam Hughesman (Reading), Tyler Shattock (Stockton), Anthony Luciani (Toledo) and Mathieu Aubin (Utah).




OctoberCurtis ValkKalamazoo Wings
NovemberGreg MillerOrlando Solar Bears
DecemberChad CostelloAllen Americans
JanuaryTrent DaavettilaColorado Eagles