TULSA, OK – Tulsa Oilers rookie goaltender Devin Williams received two honors from the ECHL this week, first being named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week and today he received the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month award for October.
The rookie becomes the second consecutive Oilers goaltender to win the monthly award for October, following Jamie Phillips in 2016.
Williams has been master of the Oilers goal area for every victory the team has earned thus far this season through seven games and he turned in a 45-save performance in the team’s 2-0 shutout of the Allen Americans last Friday night in the BOK Center.
His hot hand in the net has sparked the Oilers rise from the near-basement of the ECHL Mountain Division to third place and went 4-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.83 goals-against average and a save percentage of .949 in five appearances during the month.
Also, Williams is tied for the ECHL lead with four wins while ranking third in the league with a 1.83 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage.
Last season, Williams saw action in 17 games at Acadia University where he went 8-4-0 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a save percentage of .896.
He had spent the previous five seasons with Erie of the Ontario Hockey League where he appeared in 175 games with an overall record of 106-47-8, nine shutouts, a 3.02 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900.
Williams in the Oilers will be back in action at the BOK Center on Friday night when they open a two-game set with the Utah Grizzlies.