Performer of the Month

Baptista, Szydlowski are AMI Graphics/ECHL Plus Performers of the Month

Fort Wayne Komets’ forwards Mason Baptista and Shawn Szydlowski are the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performers of the Month for December after sharing the league lead with a plus-minus rating of +17.


Baptista was even or better in 12 of his 14 games during the month, including a +4 on Dec. 6 at Toledo.


The 27-year-old has 21 points (7g-14a) and is a +16 in 25 games with the Komets this season.


A native of North York, Ontario, Baptista has posted 77 points (35g-42a) in 147 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Wichita and Quad City.


Szydlowski was posted an even or better rating in 10 of his 12 games in December, and was also a +4 on Dec. 6 at Toledo.


The 27-year-old leads the league with 39 points (18g-21a) in 26 games this season, in addition to a +17 rating.


A native of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Szydlowski has 283 points (118g-165a) in 264 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne and Gwinnett. He was named to the All-ECHL First Team in 2014-15, the All-ECHL Second Team in 2015-16 and was selected for the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic.


In recognition of their accomplishments, AMI Graphics will present Mason Baptista and Shawn Szydlowski with personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banners during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Komets’ home game.


Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Adirondack – Mathieu Brodeur (+5); Allen – Joel Chouinard (+14); Atlanta – Colin Sullivan (+4); Brampton – Paul Cianfrini and Nathan Todd (+4); Cincinnati – Justin Danforth (+9); Colorado – Matt Garbowsky (+14); Florida – Clark Seymour (+8); Greenville – Allan McPherson (+5); Idaho – Joe Faust (+7); Indy – Troy Vance (+4); Jacksonville – Jimmy Lodge (+13); Kalamazoo – Eric Kattelus (+9); Kansas City – Eric Freschi (+9); Manchester – Craig Wyszomirski (+11); Norfolk – Michael Young (+2); Orlando – J.C. Campagna (+6); Quad City – Triston Grant (+1); Rapid City – Daniel Leavens (+2); Reading – Michael Huntebrinker (+8); South Carolina – Joey Leach (+10); Toledo – Davis Vandane (+9); Tulsa – Tommy Vannelli (+11), Utah – Kyle Thomas (+9); Wheeling – Dylan Zink (+3); Wichita – Johnny Daniels and Evan Polei (+5) and Worcester – Patrick McNally (+6).


MarchMatt MackenzieFlorida Everblades
FebruaryBobby SheaFort Wayne Komets
JanuaryNick SorkinWheeling Nailers
DecemberMason Baptista & Shawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
NovemberCaleb HerbertGreenville Swamp Rabbits
OctoberFour Players TiedColorado/Atlanta/Wichita
MarchMike WilsonQuad City Mallards
FebruaryJordan HenryBrampton Beast
JanuaryMichael KirkpatrickFlorida Everblades
DecemberDavid MakowskiAllen Americans
NovemberCurtis LeonardFort Wayne Komets
OctoberTylor SpinkToledo Walleye
MarchJoey LeachSouth Carolina Stingrays