Mathew Thompson earns ECHL Rookie of the Month honors

Forward led all Fuel players in March with 19 points in 15 games

Apr 2, 2019

(Release courtesy of ECHL)


PRINCETON, N.J. – Indy Fuel forward Mathew Thompson has been named the Howies Hockey Tape ECHL Rookie of the Month for March. Thompson becomes the second player in Fuel history to win the award, joining goaltender Étienne Marcoux who earned the honor in December of 2017.


Thompson, 25, led all Fuel players in scoring with eight goals and 11 assists over 15 games in March, while posting the ECHL’s best plus/minus rating over the month with a +13. The forward from Bolton, Ontario found the scoresheet in 13 of his 15 outings in March, and is currently on a seven-game point streak, collecting 13 points (6g, 7a) over the same span. Thompson picked up multiple points on five different occasions over the month, including a pair of three-point outings on March 16 in Reading and March 24 against Cincinnati.


In 62 games this season, the product of Adrian College leads all Fuel rookies in scoring with 48 points (20g, 28a), while posting a +8 rating. Joining Indy at the end of the 2017-18 season, Thompson has recorded 22 goals and 32 assists in 69 total ECHL games. 


In four years at Adrian, Thompson recorded 128 points (61g-67a) in 105 career games for the Bulldogs.


In recognition of his accomplishment, Howies Hockey Tape will present Mathew Thompson with a Howies Prize Pack.


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