Wahl named CCM ECHL Player of the Month


Mitch Wahl of the Idaho Steelheads is the CCM ECHL Player of the Month for November.


Wahl scored six goals and added 11 assists for 17 points in 11 games during the month, helping the Steelheads to a 7-3-3 record in November.


The 23-year-old scored at least one point in each of the 11 games he played for Idaho during November, and had six multiple-point games, including a two-goal performance in a 4-3 win at San Francisco on Nov. 15. Wahl missed three games in November while loaned to Utica of the American Hockey League. The Steelheads went 6-1-4 during the month with Wahl in the line-up.


A native of Seal Beach, Calif., Wahl is second on the Steelheads, and tied for eighth in the ECHL, with 20 points (6g-14a) in 15 games this season. He leads the league with 10 power-play assists and 13 power-play points and he is tied for sixth with 14 assists.


Selected by the Calgary Flames in the second round (48th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Wahl has 119 points (45g-74a) in 98 career ECHL games with Idaho and Utah and he has added 19 points (6g-13a) in 71 career American Hockey League games with Abbotsford, Hamilton, Adirondack and Utica.


Runners Up: Yanni Gourde, Kalamazoo (13 gp, 7g, 11a, 18 pts.), Chad Painchaud, South Carolina (14 gp, 6g, 14a, 20 pts.) and Zack Torquato, Wheeling (15 gp, 5g, 14a, 19 pts).


Also Nominated: Peter Sivak (Alaska), Chris Collins (Bakersfield), Kyle Ostrow (Colorado), Matt Lowry (Evansville), Mickey Lang (Fort Wayne), Evan Bloodoff (Gwinnett), Jeff May (Las Vegas), Derek Couture (Ontario), C.J. Severyn (Orlando), Louie Caporusso (Reading), Ryan Constant (Stockton), Trevor Parkes (Toledo) and Danick Paquette (Utah).



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