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.