Rutherford named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Ontario Reign forward David Rutherford is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 9-15.


Rutherford scored one goal, added six assists and was a +4 as Ontario went 3-1-0 last week.


The 27-year-old had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss at Utah on Monday, picked up a pair of assists in a 6-3 win against Stockton on Wednesday, tallied an assist in a 2-1 victory over Utah on Saturday and had two assists in a 5-0 win against the Grizzlies on Sunday.


A native of Ladner, British Columbia, Rutherford has 13 points (3g-10a) in 10 games with the Reign and overall in 45 games with this season with Ontario and Missouri he has recorded 33 points (9g-24a).


Rutherford has 171 points (75g-96a) in 222 career ECHL games with Ontario, Missouri, Orlando, Florida, Phoenix and Charlotte and he has added 23 points (10g-13a) in 30 career games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He captured the Kelly Cup title with the Everblades in 2012.


On behalf of David Rutherford, a case of pucks will be donated to an Ontario 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Brendan Connolly, Alaska (2 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.), Jeff Jubinville, Tulsa (3 gp 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Patrick Watling, Orlando (5 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Nick Pageau (Bakersfield), Ryan Rashid (Elmira), Matthew Pistilli (Fort Wayne), Jason Bast (Idaho), Gergo Nagy (Kalamazoo), Lindsay Sparks (Missouri), Kevin Baker (Quad City), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Jack Combs (Stockton), Cody Lampl (Toledo), Brenden Walker (Utah) and Zack Torquato (Wheeling).




Oct. 17-19Riley BraceWheeling Nailers
Oct. 20-26Matthew PistilliFort Wayne Komets
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Matt TassoneElmira Jackals
Nov. 3-9Mitchell HeardFort Wayne Komets
Nov. 10-16Corey TrivinoFlorida Everblades
Nov. 17-23Jon BoorasTulsa Oilers
Nov. 24-30Garrett MeursFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 1-7Chad CostelloAllen Americans
Dec. 8-14Brock NixonColorado Eagles
Dec. 15-21Shawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 22-28Thomas FrazeeFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Geoff WalkerOntario Reign
Jan. 5-11Darryl BootlandColorado Eagles
Jan. 12-18Chris KushneriukFlorida Everblades
Jan. 19-25Casey Pierro-ZabotelGwinnett Gladiators
Jan. 26-Feb. 1Jesse SchultzRapid City Rush
Feb. 2-8Derek DeBloisSouth Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 9-15Chad PainchaudBrampton Beast
Feb. 16-22Andrew RoweSouth Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 23-March 1Chad CostelloAllen Americans
March 2-8Brett RobinsonIdaho Steelheads