Player of the Month


Fort Wayne Komets’ forward Shawn Szydlowski has been named the CCM ECHL Player of the Month for March.

Szydlowski scored six goals, added 14 assists and was a +11 in 13 games during the month.

The 25-year-old tallied at least one point in 10 of his 14 games and had seven multi-point games, including a five-assist effort in an 8-2 win at Alaska on March 12.

A native of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Szydlowski ranks third in the ECHL with 49 assists and 73 points in 60 games this season.

Szydlowski has recorded 176 points (74g-102a) in 185 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne and Gwinnett and last season, earned a spot on the All-ECHL First Team when he had 74 points (38g-36a) in 57 games. He has added nine points (1g-8a) in 73 career American Hockey League games with Portland, Rochester, Binghamton, Lake Erie and Norfolk.

Prior to turning pro, Szydlowski tallied 197 points (94g-103a) in 258 career games with Erie of the Ontario Hockey League.

Runners Up: Trent Daavettila, Colorado (13 gp, 7g, 9a, 16 pts.), Kevin Goumas, Reading (8 gp, 6g, 8a, 14 pts.) and Cody Wydo, Wheeling (13 gp, 8g, 10a, 18 pts.).

Also Nominated: Ryan Penny (Evansville), Joe Basaraba (Idaho), Peter Schneider (Indy), Rylan Schwartz (Orlando), Olivier Archambault (Quad City), Josh Shalla (Toledo) and Alex Krushelnyski (Utah).


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