Willows scored one goal and assisted on five others for six points in three games last week.
The 26-year-old notched two assists in a 4-3 loss at Cincinnati on Wednesday, had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win at Wheeling on Friday and added a pair of assists in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Nailers on Saturday.
A native of Congers, N.Y., Willows leads the Royals with 20 points (7g-13a) in 20 games this season.
Willows has tallied 147 points (52g-95a) in 154 career ECHL games with Reading, Allen and Florida. He was named ECHL Rookie of the Year with Florida in 2015-16 after posting 66 points (23g-43a) in 71 games. Willows has also seen action in 12 career American Hockey League games with Worcester and San Jose, adding five points (3g-2a).
Prior to turning pro, Willows recorded 90 points (45g-45a) in 130 career games at the University of New Hampshire.
On behalf of Matt Willows, a case of pucks will be donated to a Reading 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 37,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Ryan Rupert (Indy), Darik Angeli (Norfolk), Jamie Tardif (Quad City), Patrick McCarron (Toledo), Evan Richardson (Tulsa), Ryan Walters (Utah), Hunter Fejes (Wheeling) and Ralph Cuddemi (Wichita).