WICHITA, KS – The first month of the season continues to treat Thunder forward Kyle Platzer quite well, thank you very much.
Wednesday, he was selected as the AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Month, and today, the ECHL announced he was selected as the league’s 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 (October 13 vs. Indy and October 28 at Kansas City).
A native of Waterloo, Ontario, Platzer ranked 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.
In other team news, the Thunder announced that Vytal Cote has signed a deal with the Thunder and that Samuel Thibault has been placed on bereavement leave.
Cote, 21, was in training camp with the Thunder before signing with the SPHL’s Mississippi RiverKings. A native of Hollywood, Florida, the 6-foot-2, 201-pound blueliner played last season with the Fayetteville FireAntz and Evansville Thunderbolts. In 50 games between both teams, he registered two goals and 11 points while also adding 63 penalty minutes.
Wichita opens up their first three-in-three of the season Friday night, when they host the Allen Americans. Get your game night started with Matthew Harding & Zach Courter on The Sin Bin Pregame show, beginning at 6:20, exclusively on The Sin Bin app!