Cincinnati’s Daoust Named CCM TACKS ECHL Player Of The Month
PRINCETON, N.J. –Jean-Michel Daoust of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the CCM TACKS ECHL Player of the Month for November.
The 24 year old had 11 goals, including three power-play goals and three shorthand goals, 10 assists and a plus-minus rating of +12 in November as the Cyclones went 10-3-1 to move into a tie for first in the North Division.
After beginning a 10-game point streak on Nov. 7 by scoring the game winner on the power play for a 4-0 win at home against Wheeling, Daoust had two points (1g-1a) in an 8-1 win against Augusta on Nov. 8 and a power-play goal in a 4-3 overtime loss against Augusta on Nov. 10.
He started a five-game streak multiple-point games with a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win at Dayton on Nov. 13. He scored a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win against Trenton on Nov. 14 before recording season bests with two goals, including the game winner on the power play, and three points in a 5-4 win at Dayton on Nov. 18. Daoust scored the game winner and tied his season highs with two assists and three points in a 3-1 win against Wheeling on Nov. 20, and equaled season bests with two goals and three points in a 7-5 loss against Dayton on Nov. 23.
The 5-foot-7 and 170-pound Daoust is tied for third in the ECHL with three game-winning goals and 26 points while his 15 assists tie him for fifth.
He played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he had 276 points (104g-172a) and 361 penalty minutes in 272 regular season games and 62 points (21g-41a) and 63 penalty minutes in 50 playoff games with Hull and Gatineau.
The Valleyfield, Quebec native had 62 points (32g-30a) and 63 penalty minutes in 71 regular season games and eight points (3g-5a) and eight penalty minutes in 10 Kelly Cup Playoff games with the Cyclones in 2006-07. He played his rookie season in 2005-06 in the United Hockey League, which ceased operations after the 2006-07 season, and had 65 points (30g-35a) and 73 penalty minutes in 70 regular season games and 11 points (7g-4a) and eight penalty minutes in 18 playoff games with Danbury.
Runners Up: Aaron Slattengren, Augusta (14 gp, 13g, 5a, 18 pts), Adam Henrich, Wheeling (11 gp. 9g, 9a, 18pts) and Mathieu Melanson, Florida (12 gp, 8g, 10a, 18 pts).
Also Nominated: Kimbi Daniels (Alaska), Tim Konsorada (Bakersfield), Yannick Tifu (Dayton), Jarrett Konkle (Fresno), Lou Dickenson (Gwinnett), Darrell Hay (Idaho), Peter Ferraro (Las Vegas), Mike Sgroi (Pensacola), Jeff Kyrzakos (Phoenix), Chris Blight (Reading) Travis Morin (South Carolina), Joe Rooney (Trenton), Keith Johnson (Utah) and Ash Goldie (Victoria).