PRINCETON, N.J. – Trevor Koenig of the San Diego Gulls is the Sun National Bank ECHL Saver of the Month for January.
Koenig went 10-1-1 with a 1.81 goals against average and a .936 save percentage in 12 games in January. He won his last seven starts in the month to improve to 22-5-3 while lowering his goals against average from 2.48 to 2.28 and raising his save percentage from .909 to .918. He helped San Diego extend its winning streak to an ECHL season-high nine games and its home winning streak to an ECHL season-high 11 games.
Named ECHL Saver of the Week for January 26-February 1 and runner up for the award for January 19-25, Koenig leads the ECHL in shootout percentage with .853 and is tied for the league lead with four shootout wins while ranking second in wins with 22 and tied for second in shutouts with three. He is seventh in the league in goals against average with 2.28.
Koenig, who opened the month with three straight wins, had a 17-save performance in a 6-1 win against Idaho on January 2 and 22 saves in a 3-2 win against Las Vegas on January 3. He had 31 saves in a 4-2 win at Alaska on January 9 before losing 4-2 at Alaska on January 10. He came back on January 11 and made a season-high 42 saves, including two in overtime, and stopped five of eight shooters in the shootout as San Diego beat Alaska 4-3 in a shootout.
He began the seven-game winning streak with 21 saves in a 4-2 win against Alaska on January 17 and had 20 saves in a 2-1 win against Alaska on January 18. He made 25 saves in a 4-1 win against Bakersfield on January 24 and had 29 saves in a 5-2 win against Bakersfield on January 25.
After making 33 saves in a 5-2 win at Las Vegas on January 27, Koenig stopped all six shooters in the shootout and made 31 saves as the Gulls beat Idaho 3-2 in a shootout on January 30. The 5-10 and 185-pound Koenig made 28 saves in a 4-2 win against Bakersfield on January 31.
In his fourth season with San Diego, Koenig has won 20-or-more games in each of his past four seasons, including a career-high 42 wins in 2001-02, and he helped San Diego win the West Coast Hockey League Championship in 2001 and 2003. Koenig is 121-44-14 with 17 shutouts, a 2.38 goals against average and a .916 save percentage in 185 career regular season games with the Gulls.