Platzer Selected as CCM ECHL Player of the Month

Thursday, November 2 2017 3:04 PM

Princeton, NJ (Nov. 2nd) - Wichita Thunder forward Kyle Platzer has been named as the CCM ECHL Player of the Month for October.

Platzer scored five goals, added six assists and was a +8 in October as Wichita went 6-0-0 in the opening month of the season.

The 22-year-old had at least one point in each of his last six games during the month, including a three-point effort (2g, 1a) in a 5-2 win against Rapid City on Oct. 22nd and then three two-point games (Oct. 13th vs. Indy and Oct. 28th at Kansas City).

A native of Waterloo, Ontario, Platzer was a co-winner of the ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for October while ranking second in the league with 11 points and tied for second with five goals. He also won ECHL Player of the Week for the week of October 16th to the 22nd.

Under a National Hockey League contract with the Edmonton Oilers, Platzer has tallied 28 points (9g, 19a) in 103 career American Hockey League games with Bakersfield and Oklahoma City.

Prior to turning pro, Platzer had 140 points (61g, 79) in 203 career games in the Ontario Hockey League with London and Owen Sound.

The Thunder plays two of the next three at home starting on Friday night against the Allen Americans.

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