EDMONTON, AB - The Bakersfield Condors and the American Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oilers forward prospects Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody have been named co-winners of the AHL Player of the Month Award for the month of March.
The dynamic linemates tied for the league lead in scoring last month with 19 points over 14 games and they currently sit first and second overall in the league's scoring race.
Benson led all scorers with 13 assists in the month of March. With points in 12 of the 14 games, he finished the month with six goals and 13 assists and was +10. The month was highlighted by a weekend against Ontario in which the third-year pro had a four-point (one goal, three assists) night to match a Condors single-game high and a two-goal evening on March 7. Over 139 games with the Condors, the Edmonton native is second all-time in team scoring with 128 points (31 goals, 97 assists). He represented the Condors at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic.
Marody currently leads the AHL scoring race with 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) in 21 games and is the league leader in goals. Over the month of March, the University of Michigan product led the league with 11 goals and had eight assists for 19 points. His +13 was only surpassed by linemate Ryan McLeod who finished at +14. His month was highlighted by two hat tricks (March 6 vs. Ontario, March 13 vs. San Jose). Most of his team record 14-game scoring streak (13 goals, nine assists) came during March as well. He is tied for third all-time in Condors AHL scoring with 108 points (39 goals, 69 assists ) in 112 games. In 2019, he was selected to the AHL All-Star Classic.