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Blake McLaughlin Named Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week

February 26, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Tulsa Oilers News Release

SHREWSBURY, N.J. - Blake McLaughlin of the Tulsa Oilers is the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 19-25.

McLaughlin scored four goals and added four assists for eight points in three games against Idaho last week.

The 24-year-old had an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss on Friday, tied the ECHL season-high with four goals and six points in a 10-4 win on Saturday and added an assist in a 4-2 loss on Sunday. The 79th pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft's six points were also an ECHL high for the Oiler, surpassing the five-point total achieved by Jeff Jubenville, Adam Pleskach, Charlie Sampair, Jared Thomas and Jimmy Soper. McLaughlin's four goals tied Pleskach and Jubbenville for most by an Oiler since Tulsa joined the ECHL, beginning in the 2014-15 season.

Under a National Hockey League contract with Anaheim, McLaughlin has 14 points (6g-8a) in nine games with the Oilers while adding two assists in 22 games with San Diego of the American Hockey League.

A native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, McLaughlin has recorded 48 points (20g-28a) in 52 career ECHL games with Tulsa and three points (1g-2a) in 53 career AHL games with San Diego.

Prior to turning pro, McLaughlin tallied 105 points (38g-67a) in 142 career games at the University of Minnesota and 54 points (23g-31a) in 65 career games with Chicago of the United States Hockey League.

On behalf of Blake McLaughlin, a case of pucks will be donated to a Tulsa youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 49,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

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