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Greenville's Finkelstein named Howies Hockey Tape/ECHL Rookie of the Month

Wednesday, June 2nd
Action photo of Ben Finkelstein of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville Swamp Rabbits' defenseman Ben Finkelstein has been named the Howies Hockey Tape ECHL Rookie of the Month for May.

Finkelstein scored seven goals, added eight assists and was a +10 in 14 games during the month.

The 23-year-old picked up at least one point in all but game during May, and had a pair of multi-point games.

Under contract to Charlotte of the American Hockey League, Finkelstein has 32 points (11g-21a) in 33 games this season. His 11 goals are tied for first among rookie blueliners, and are tied for third among all defensemen.

Prior to turning pro, Finkelstein tallied 66 points (14g-52a) in 113 career collegiate games with Boston College and St. Lawrence University, and 34 points (8g-26a) in 23 games with Waterloo of the United States Hockey League.

Also Nominated: Adam Brady (Kansas City) Anthony Repaci (Orlando), Tim Doherty (Wheeling) and Brayden Watts (Wichita).

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