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Kansas City's McLaughlin Is AMI Graphics/ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

February 29, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

Kansas City Mavericks defenseman Jake McLaughlin
Kansas City Mavericks defenseman Jake McLaughlin
(Kansas City Mavericks)

SHREWSBURY, N.J. - Kansas City Mavericks' defenseman Jake McLaughlin is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for February after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +13 during the month.

McLaughlin was even or better in each of his 12 games during the month, including a +3 on Feb. 9 at Rapid City and Feb. 16 against Wichita.

Under contract to Coachella Valley of the American Hockey League, McLaughlin is tied for second in the ECHL lead with a +28 rating this season while posting nine points (3g-6a) in 37 games.

The 27-year-old has recorded 61 points (12g-49a) in 118 career ECHL games with Kansas City and Florida while adding six points (2g-4a) in 43 career AHL games with Coachella Valley, Milwaukee and Henderson.

Prior to turning pro, McLaughlin tallied 42 points (10g-32a) in 138 career games at UMass-Amherst and 18 points (6g-12a) in 120 games in the United States Hockey League with Sioux City and Fargo.

In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Jake McLaughlin with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Mavericks' home game.

Runners-Up: Joe Leahy, Greenville; Trevor Zins, Idaho; Cameron Hillis, Indy; Garrett Van Wyhe, Jacksonville; Benton Maass, South Carolina and Riley McCourt, Toledo (+11).

Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Adirondack - Shane Harper (+6); Allen - Ty Farmer (+5); Atlanta - Jack Matier (+1); Cincinnati - Colton Kalezic (+8); Florida - Zach Uens (+8); Fort Wayne - Noah Ganske (+6); Iowa - Casey Dornbach (+5); Kalamazoo - Michael Joyaux and Brad Morrison (+3); Maine - Alex Kile (+7); Newfoundland - Chase Carter (+7); Norfolk - Carson Golder (+5); Orlando - Anton Malmström (+4); Rapid City - Brandon Yeamans (+3); Reading - Jake Bricknell and Steven Leonard (+4); Savannah - Jordan Kaplan (+6); Trois-Rivières - Lukash Matthews and Miguël Tourigny (+2); Tulsa - Bair Gendunov and Blake McLaughlin (+5); Utah - Brandon Cutler and Brett Stapley (+5); Wheeling - Tanner Laderoute and Jordan Martel (+4); Wichita - Nolan Kneen (+5) and Worcester - Ashton Calder and Jake Pivonka (+4).

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Kansas City Mavericks defenseman Jake McLaughlin
Kansas City Mavericks defenseman Jake McLaughlin


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