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Newfoundland's Finkelstein is AMI Graphics/ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

Thursday, March 31st
Action photo of Ben Finkelstein of the Newfoundland Growlers

Newfoundland Growlers’ defenseman Ben Finkelstein is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for March after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +17 during the month. Finkelstein posted an even or better rating in each of his 12 games in March, including a +4 on March 23 at Adirondack and +3 ratings on March 17 at Trois-Rivières and March 20 at Worcester. Under contract to Toronto of the American Hockey League, Finkelstein has a +17 rating to go along with 49 points (10g-39a), which ranks second among ECHL defensemen, despite playing in just 28 games with the Growlers. A native of South Burlington, Vermont, Finkelstein earned a spot on the ECHL All-Rookie Team last season after tallying 32 points (11g-21a) in 35 games with Greenville. Prior to turning pro, Finkelstein totaled 66 points (14g-52a) in 113 career collegiate games with St. Lawrence University and Boston College and had 34 points (8g-26a) in 23 games with Waterloo of the United States Hockey League. In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Ben Finkelstein with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Growlers’ home game. Runner-Up: Willie Corrin, Fort Wayne (+15). Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Adirondack - Jimmy Mazza (+7); Allen - ; Atlanta - Xavier Bernard (+3); Cincinnati - Max Balinson (+4); Florida - Dylan Vander Esch (+7); Greenville - Bobby Russell (+6); Idaho - Michael Prapavessis (+13); Indy - Bryan Lemos and Keoni Texeira (+8); Iowa - Ryan Kuffner and Zach White (+8); Jacksonville - Zach Berzolla (+11); Kalamazoo – Logan Lambdin (+11); Kansas City - ; Maine - Connor Doherty (+8); Norfolk - Chase Harwell (+5); Orlando - Shawn Element and Aaron Luchuk (+4); Rapid City - Ryan Zuhlsdorf (+9); Reading - Brayden Low (+11); South Carolina - Connor Moore (+8); Toledo - Ian Parker (+6); Tulsa - Jackson Leef and Jimmy Soper (+7); Utah - Tyler Penner (+5); Wheeling - Luke Bafia and Bo Hanson (+3); Wichita - Carter Johnson and Dalton Skelly (0) and Worcester - Myles McGurty (+7).

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