The Elmira Jackals announced Wednesday that right wing Tyler Donati, the 2009-2010 CCM U+ ECHL Most Valuable Player, has been assigned to the club by the AHL’s Connecticut Whale.
Last season, Donati led the league with 114 points and 76 assists, both Jackals single-season records. The Oakville, Ontario native also topped the ECHL with 44 power-play points and 35 power-play assists.
Donati and twin brother and current Jackals center Justin Donati became the first brothers in professional hockey history to each reach 100 points while playing on the same team in one season last year. He was named the Reebok Hockey ECHL Player of the Month for February, the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week twice, and was selected to the 2009-2010 All-ECHL First Team. Donati’s 17-game point streak from Jan. 22 to Mar. 5 (17g-24a) was the longest in the league last season.
The 24 year old has skated in eight games this season with the Whale.