On a day that began with some tough news regarding the departure of Scott Gomez, things have brightened up with the announcement that Riley Barber has been named the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month of February.
Barber, who played for most of the month on Gomez’s right wing, produced 18 points (8-10-18) over the 11 games, and only had one game in which he did not register a point (February 26 at Toronto).
The announcement came just hours after Ceylon Leitzel presented Barber with the Bears’ Leitzel’s Jewelry Player of the Month award, for which he earned a beautiful Citizen watch for his efforts.
Congratulations, Riley! Keep flyin’!