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Syracuse Crunch forward Boris Katchouk named AHL Player of the Month

The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch forward Boris Katchouk, Manitoba Moose forward Cole Perfetti and Bakersfield Condors goaltender Stuart Skinner have been selected as the league’s award winners for April.

Katchouk, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, totaled seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points in 12 games for Syracuse last month.

Katchouk found the scoresheet in each of the Crunch’s first 11 contests of the month, including eight multiple-point efforts. He notched a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win at Rochester on Apr. 2, and helped Syracuse to a 4-3 overtime win with a pair of assists at Rochester on Apr. 7. Katchouk picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over Utica on Apr. 10, and recorded back-to-back three-point games with three assists in a 6-2 win over Utica on Apr. 19 followed by a goal and two assists in a come-from-behind 7-6 victory in Rochester on Apr. 21.

A second-round selection by Tampa Bay in the 2016 NHL Draft, Katchouk has registered 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points in 26 games for Syracuse this season, tied for eighth in the AHL in scoring. He is also tied for fourth in plus/minus rating (+18), and his 14-game scoring streak from Mar. 19 to Apr. 25 (10-14-24) matched the longest in the league this season. The 22-year-old native of Waterloo, Ont., has appeared in 161 career contests in the AHL over three pro seasons, tallying 36 goals and 48 assists for 84 points.