Player of the Month

Platzer named CCM/ECHL Player of the Month

Wichita Thunder forward Kyle Platzer has been named the CCM ECHL Player of the Month for October.


Platzer scored five goals, added six assists and was a +8 in October as Wichita went 6-0-0 in the opening month of the ECHL season.


The 22-year-old had at least one point in each of his six games during the month, including a three-point effort (2g-1a) in a 5-2 win against Rapid City on Oct. 22 and three two-point games – Oct. 13 vs. Indy, Oct. 21 vs. Rapid City and Oct. 28 at Kansas City.


A native of Waterloo, Ontario, Platzer was a co-winner of the ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for October while he is tied for fourth in the league with five goals and 11 points.


Under a National Hockey League contract with the Edmonton Oilers, Platzer has tallied 28 points (9g-19a) in 103 career American Hockey League games with Bakersfield and Oklahoma City.


Prior to turning pro, Platzer had 140 points (61g-79a) in 203 career games in the Ontario Hockey League with London and Owen Sound.


Runners Up: Adam Chapie, Greenville (6 gp, 4g, 5a, 9 pts.) and Conner Bleackley, Tulsa (8 gp, 5g, 4a, 9 pts).


Also Nominated: Jason Binkley (Fort Wayne), Cam Reid (Indy), Sam Warning (Quad City), Steven Whitney (South Carolina), Christian Hilbrich (Toledo), Michael Pelech (Utah) and Reid Gardiner (Wheeling).


MarchMitchell HeardFlorida Everblades
FebruaryRobin PressIndy Fuel
JanuaryMatt WillowsReading Royals
DecemberMichael JolyColorado Eagles
NovemberCaleb HerbertGreenville Swamp Rabbits
OctoberKyle PlatzerWichita Thunder
MarchPeter SchneiderKalamazoo Wings
FebruaryDavid PacanBrampton Beast
JanuaryCarter VerhaegheMissouri Mavericks
DecemberShawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
NovemberJustin BuzzeoAtlanta Gladiators
OctoberCasey Pierro-ZabotelColorado Eagles
MayShawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
FebruaryShane Berschbach Toledo Walleye