Worcester Railers’ goaltender Mitch Gillam is the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for March. Gillam went 10-2-1 with two shutouts, a 1.52 goals-against average and a save percentage of .947 in 13 appearances during the month.
A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Gillam stopped all 30 shots he faced in a 5-0 win against Wheeling on March 2 and turned aside 27 shots in a 2-0 victory over Adirondack on March 27. He allowed two goals or less in 11 of his 13 appearances while making at least 30 saves five times.
The 25-year-old is 22-14-2 in 40 appearances this season. He leads the ECHL with five shutouts, leads rookie goaltenders – and is fifth overall – with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage, and is fifth with 2,340 minutes played.
Prior to turning pro, Gillam appeared in 97 career games at Cornell University posting an overall record of 47-28-17 with 11 shutouts, a 2.15 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923.