The 23-year-old right wing scored three goals, added five assists and was a +9 in three games last week, helping the Royals go 3-0-0 for the week to move into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Riendeau opened the week with an assist in a 3-2 shootout win against Trenton on Friday and then scored two goals and added two assists as part of a +4 effort in a 7-0 victory at Trenton on Saturday. He ended the week with three points (1g-2a) and another +4 rating in a 5-3 win against the Titans on Sunday.
A native of Boucherville, Quebec, Riendeau has 41 points (12g-29a) in 40 games with the Royals this season. He also has tallied six point (3g-3a) in 18 games with Providence of the American Hockey League.
Under contract to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, Riendeau has 89 points (33g-56a) in 100 career games with Reading and has tallied 11 points (4g-7a) in 46 career games AHL games with Providence.
On behalf of Yannick Riendeau, 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 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Kyle Calder (Bakersfield), Jonathan Zion (Chicago), Anthony Luciani (Cincinnati), Doug Jones (Gwinnett), Chad Nehring (Idaho), Kory Karlander (Kalamazoo), Tristan King (Ontario), Andrew Cherniwchan (South Carolina) and Kyle Page (Toledo).
|Oct. 14-16||Evan Barlow||Elmira Jackals|
|Oct. 17-23||Justin Shugg||Florida Everblades|
|Oct. 24-30||Eric Lampe||Las Vegas Wranglers|
|Oct. 31-Nov. 6||Brandon Svendsen||Kalamazoo Wings|
|Nov. 7-13||Olivier Labelle||Reading Royals|
|Nov. 14-20||Chris Barton||Wheeling Nailers|
|Nov. 21-27||Chad Klassen||Idaho Steelheads|
|Nov. 28-Dec. 4||Mitch Fadden||Utah Grizzlies|
|Dec. 5-11||Chad Costello||Colorado Eagles|
|Dec. 12-18||Riley Nelson||Colorado Eagles|
|Dec. 19-25||Michael Forney||Colorado Eagles|
|Dec. 26-Jan. 1||Tyler Helfrich||Bakersfield Condors|
|Jan. 2-8||Dustin Gazley||Elmira Jackals|
|Jan. 9-15||Joey Martin||Toledo Walleye|
|Jan. 16-22||Jordan Pietrus||Elmira Jackals|
|Jan. 23-29||Justin Bowers||Greenville Road Warriors|
|Jan. 30-Feb. 5||Chris Doyle||Stockton Thunder|
|Feb. 6-12||Evan Trupp||Bakersfield Condors|
|Feb. 13-19||Andy Bohmbach||Trenton Titans|
|Feb. 20-26||Kevin Ulanski||Colorado Eagles|
|Feb. 27-March 4||Rylan Galiardi||Florida Everblades|
|March 5-11||Paul McIlveen||Utah Grizzlies|
|March 12-18||Peter Boyd||Bakersfield Condors|