Monarchs’ LaVallee-Smotherman Named ECHL Player of the Week

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Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman (courtesy – Manchester Monarchs)

Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman was Manchester Ink Link’s pick for top star of the week this week and it looks like he’s the ECHL’s pick as well.

On Wednesday, LaVallee-Smotherman was named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 18 to 23.

During the Monarchs’ three games in Adirondack and Reading, this week he scored four goals, including two game-winners on Wednesday and Friday.

He also added an assist in the Wednesday game against Adirondack.

A native of Corvallis, Ore., LaVallee-Smotherman leads the Monarchs with 15 goals and is tied for third on the team with 26 points in 29 games this season.

LaVallee-Smotherman has 46 points (27g-19a) in 47 career ECHL games with Manchester while adding 165 points (79g-86a) in 373 career American Hockey League games with Chicago, Syracuse, Providence and Springfield.

He also has four games of National Hockey League experience with Atlanta, notching a goal and an assist.

Prior to turning pro, LaVallee-Smotherman recorded 139 points (72g-67a) in 225 career games with Quebec of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

On behalf of Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman, a case of pucks will be donated to a Manchester youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.