Friday, December 6, 2013 - Submitted by BCHL Media/AHL
Ben Street has been named the American Hockey Leauge Player of the Month and led all AHL skaters in goals (11) and points (19) while appearing in 15 games during a busy month for Abbotsford.
After notching just one assist over the first three games of the month, Street tallied 12 points during a five-game scoring streak from Nov. 6-15, including a four-point effort in a 7-3 win at Texas on Nov. 13 and his first career AHL hat trick in a 5-4 victory at Oklahoma City on Nov. 15. Street scored in overtime to defeat Milwaukee, 4-3, on Nov. 19, and scored both Heat goals – including his fourth game-winner of the month – in a 2-1 win at Iowa on Nov. 24. Street finished the month by registering a goal and an assist in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss to Utica on Nov. 30, giving Abbotsford points in 13 of its 15 games during November (12-2-1-0).
Street, a fourth-year pro from Coquitlam, B.C., has totaled 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points in 18 games for Abbotsford this season, along with one assist in eight NHL games with Calgary.
The 26-year-old spent two seasons in the BCHL with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks and totaled 42 goals and 60 assists for 102 points in 110 games in that time. He went on to a four-year NCAA career at the University of Wisconsi before turning pro in 2010, signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.