Pierro-Zabotel named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Gwinnett Gladiators’ forward Casey Pierro-Zabotel is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 19-25.


Pierro-Zabotel had five goals and added three assists for eight points in four games last week.


The 26-year-old had three assists in a 7-5 win against Florida on Friday, notched a hat trick – including the game-winning goal in overtime – in a 4-3 victory against the Everblades on Saturday and recorded a pair of goals in a 6-3 loss to Reading on Sunday.


A native of Ashcroft, British Columbia, Pierro-Zabotel is third in the ECHL with 45 points (18g-27a) in 36 games this season.


Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (80th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Pierro-Zabotel has 278 points (85g-193a) in 325 career ECHL games with Gwinnett, Bakersfield, Cincinnati and Wheeling.


On behalf of Casey Pierro-Zabotel, 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Chad Costello, Allen (4 gp, 3g, 6a, 9 pts.), Trent Daavettila, Colorado (3 gp, 2g, 4a 6 pts.) and Wade MacLeod, Idaho (3 gp, 4g, 4a, 8 pts.).


Also Nominated: Chris Francis (Alaska), Brendan Brooks (Bakersfield), Myles Bell (Evansville), Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Kyle Stroh (Indy), Matt Caria (Kalamazoo), Josh Brittain (Missouri), Jacob Cepis (Orlando), Olivier Labelle (Reading), Nathan Walker (South Carolina), Justin Mercier (Toledo) and Michael Pelech (Utah).




Oct. 17-19Riley BraceWheeling Nailers
Oct. 20-26Matthew PistilliFort Wayne Komets
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Matt TassoneElmira Jackals
Nov. 3-9Mitchell HeardFort Wayne Komets
Nov. 10-16Corey TrivinoFlorida Everblades
Nov. 17-23Jon BoorasTulsa Oilers
Nov. 24-30Garrett MeursFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 1-7Chad CostelloAllen Americans
Dec. 8-14Brock NixonColorado Eagles
Dec. 15-21Shawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 22-28Thomas FrazeeFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Geoff WalkerOntario Reign
Jan. 5-11Darryl BootlandColorado Eagles
Jan. 12-18Chris KushneriukFlorida Everblades