Szydlowski named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Fort Wayne Komets’ forward Shawn Szydlowski is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 16-22. It is the second time this season that he has won the weekly honor.


Szydlowski scored five goals, added five assists and was a +10 in four games last week.


The 24-year-old had two assists in both of Fort Wayne’s first two games last week – a 4-1 win at Indy on Wednesday and a 4-3 loss at Kalmazoo on Friday. In Saturday’s 6-4 win against Missouri, Szydlowski became just the 29th player in ECHL history to score at least five goals in a game, and tied the league record with three shorthanded goals. He ended the week with an assist in a 4-1 win against Missouri on Sunday.


A native of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Szydlowski is fifth in the league with 31 goals, and he has added 31 assists for a team-leading 62 points in 48 games this season. He has also seen action in 11 American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Binghamton and Norfolk, recording one assist.


Szydlowski has tallied 91 points (43g48a) in 117 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne and Gwinnett and he has added nine assists in 73 career American Hockey League games with Portland, Rochester, Lake Erie, Binghamton and Norfolk.


Prior to turning pro, he tallied 197 points (94g-103a) in 258 career games with Erie of the Ontario Hockey League.


On behalf of Shawn Szydlowski, 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Tyler Barnes, Toledo (5 gp, 6g, 3a, 9 pts.) and Danick Gauthier, Wichita (4 gp, 4g, 5a, 9 pts.).


Also Nominated: Gary Steffes (Allen), Colton Beck (Idaho), Ludwig Blomstrand (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Ben Johnson (Orlando), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Brenden Walker (Utah) and Derek Army (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
March 9-15David RutherfordOntario Reign