The Flames have announced on their website that Ben Street has been named the AHL Player of the Month in November.
Street has previously played for the University of Wisconsin in the WCHA and then moved on to play for Wilkes-Barre (AHL) and the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) before being picked up by Calgary as a free agent in 2012.
At the age of 26, this 5’11″ centerman is originally from Coquitlam, British Columbia.
So far this season, Street has 12 goals and 9 assists in 18 games (including 12 points in a 5 game streak) for the Abbotsford Heat. All of this is in addition to playing 8 games this year and 6 games last year for the Flames.
From what I’ve seen of Ben Street, he’s a well-rounded player that can take on any role and he’s a great two-way player. He makes himself known on the ice and he’s always in the middle of the plays. He creates good scoring chances and understands well what is expected of him. No, he’s not the biggest player on the ice, but he’s powerful enough to make up for his smaller stature. He’s a good skater and works well against the boards.
He may be playing in Abbotsford now, but I have a feeling Street will be called up again before the season ends.