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Guttman, Lambert, Knight named award winners for March | TheAHL.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League revealed today that Rockford IceHogs forward Cole Guttman, Manitoba Moose forward Brad Lambert and Charlotte Checkers goaltender Spencer Knight have actually been chosen as the league’s award winners for March.

Guttman, the AHL Player of the Month, tallied 11 objectives and 11 helps for 22 points, together with a plus-13 ranking, in 12 video games for Rockford as the group went 10-2-0-0 throughout the month of March.

Guttman started his tear on Mar. 2 when he notched 2 objectives and a help in a 5-4 overtime win at Grand Rapids. He tallied an objective and a help in a 4-1 win at Chicago on Mar. 9, and scored his very first profession shorthanded objective in a 4-3 OT success versus San Jose on Mar. 16. Guttman then notched 2 objectives each on Mar. 17 vs. San Jose and Mar. 23 vs. Grand Rapids, and he set an individual finest with 4 points (1g, 3a) throughout a 5-1 win at Milwaukee on Mar. 29.

With points in 8 straight video games – consisting of 6 successive multiple-point getaways – Guttman now has 16 objectives and 23 helps for 39 points in 36 video games for the IceHogs this season. He has actually likewise skated in 27 NHL video games with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2023-24, publishing 4 objectives and 4 helps. An item of the University of Denver, where he captained the Pioneers to the 2022 championship game, Guttman has actually amounted to 32 objectives and 37 helps for 69 points in 75 video games with Rockford over his very first 2 professional seasons, together with 8 objectives and 6 helps in 41 NHL video games with Chicago. The 24-year-old local of Northridge, Calif., was initially a sixth-round option by Tampa Bay in the 2017 NHL Draft and signed with the Blackhawks on Aug. 18, 2022.

Lambert, the AHL Rookie of the Month, published 4 objectives and 14 helps for 18 points in 13 video games for Manitoba throughout March.

Lambert scored an objective in the Moose’s 7-3 win over Texas on Mar. 2, beginning a six-game scoring streak. He taped his very first profession three-point video game with an objective and 2 helps in a 5-4 win at Milwaukee on Mar. 6, then replicated that task 4 days later on at Iowa and once again on Mar. 19 vs. Grand Rapids. Lambert had 2 other video games with 2 helps each, on Mar. 16 at Chicago and Mar. 24 vs. Abbotsford.

A 20-year-old local of Lahti, Finland, Lambert leads the Moose and ranks 2nd amongst all AHL novices in scoring with 49 points (19 objectives, 30 helps) in 56 video games this season. The 2024 AHL All-Star was a first-round choice (30th total) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2022 NHL Draft and made his North American launching with Manitoba last season, notching 2 objectives and a help in 14 contests. Lambert likewise skated with Seattle (WHL) in 2022-23, assisting them to a league champion and a berth in the Memorial Cup competition.

Knight, the AHL Goaltender of the Month, went 5-1-1 with a 1.29 goals-against average, a .947 save portion and 3 nothings over 7 looks in March, stopping 162 of 171 shots total and setting a Checkers franchise record for longest nothing streak.

Knight stopped 30 shots on Mar. 2 to make his 5th straight win, a 4-2 choice at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and closed down Hartford with 20 conserves in a 4-0 success on Mar. 13. Knight enabled 3 objectives to Springfield on Mar. 16 before Charlotte rallied for a 4-3 win, then signed up back-to-back nothings with 31 minimizes Mar. 22 at Springfield and 19 stops on Mar. 27 at Hartford. He extended his scoreless streak to 213 minutes and 17 seconds before quiting the only objective in a 1-0 overtime loss at Bridgeport on Mar. 30.

A first-round choice (13th total) by Florida in the 2019 NHL Draft, Knight has actually gone 23-13-5 in 42 looks with the Checkers this season and ranks amongst the AHL’s leaders in wins (5th), GAA (2.42, seventh), nothings (5, 3rd) and minutes played (2,404, 5th). The 22-year-old local of Darien, Conn., has actually appeared in 57 profession NHL video games with the Panthers, publishing a record of 32-17-6 with a 2.91 GAA, a .906 save portion and 3 nothings.

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