PRINCETON, N.J. – Kevin Nastiuk of the Las Vegas Wranglers is the RBC Financial Group ECHL Saver of the Month for February.
The 21-year-old went 6-1-2 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 1.84 and a save percentage of .940 as Las Vegas went 9-1-3 in February to lead the Pacific Division with 77 points (32-10-13).
The Edmonton, Alberta native began the month stopping all 27 shots in regulation and overtime for his first shutout of the season, but lost 1-0 to Toledo after allowing two goals in the shootout. In his next two starts, he stopped 52 shots to pick up a pair of wins against Toledo and begin a six-game winning streak. He allowed two goals or less in his next four starts including road wins at Fresno, Stockton and Idaho before closing out the month with a season-high 40 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss at Victoria. Nastiuk lowered his goals-against average for the second month in a row to 2.64 and raised his save percentage for the second straight month to .912.