Southorn named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Jordon Southorn of the Fort Wayne Komets is the
Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 2-8. He is the first defenseman to win the weekly award since Stockton’s Steve Vanoosten in the 2010-11 season.

Southorn scored two goals and added three assists for five points in three games last week.

The 25-year-old had two assists in 4-1 win against Toledo on Friday, tallied a power-play goal in a 6-4 loss to Kalamazoo on Saturday and picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory at Kalamazoo on Sunday.

A native of Montreal, Southorn is tied for first among ECHL defensemen with five goals, is third with nine points and tied for second with a +8 rating.

Selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Southorn has recorded 118 points (39g-79a) in 222 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Gwinnett, Elmira, Wheeling and Trenton and he has added 11 points (3g-8a) in 29 career American Hockey League games with Providence and Portland.

On behalf of Jordon Southorn, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne 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 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Jonathan Parker, Allen (3 gp, 2g 3a, 5 pts.) and Matt Berry, Utah (4 gp, 4g, 0a, 4 pts.).

Also Nominated: Brock Higgs (Atlanta), Mike Seidel (Elmira), Daultan Leveille (Evansville), Emil Molin (Idaho), Jesse Root (Missouri), Josh Currie (Norfolk), Olivier Archambault (Quad City), Justin Crandall (Reading), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina) and Beau Schmitz (Toledo).



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