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Hartford's Locke is AHL Player of Month

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

The American Hockey League announced on Tuesday that Hartford Wolf Pack center Corey Locke was named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Month for November.

Corey Locke
Locke tallied five goals and 14 assists for 19 points along with a plus-6 rating in 13 games during the month. He began November with an impressive three-point showing, assisting on two regulation goals and scoring the buzzer-beater in overtime to lift Hartford over Manchester, 3-2, on Nov. 1.

He picked up another game-winning goal plus an assist for his fourth consecutive multiple-point effort in a 4-1 win at Bridgeport on Nov. 7, and then put together a five-game scoring streak from Nov. 14-25, which included a four-point performance (2g, 2a) in a 5-3 decision over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Nov. 19. Locke wound up contributing to the scoring of half of the Wolf Pack’s 38 goals on the month.

In recognition of his achievement, Locke will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Wolf Pack home game.

Locke enters December ranked second in the AHL with 12 goals and leading the league with 21 assists and 33 points in 24 games. The 25-year-old Toronto native is in his sixth AHL season and first in the Rangers organization after signing as a free agent on July 3, 2009.

A two-time OHL scoring champion and player of the year during his junior career, Locke has totaled 122 goals and 219 assists for 341 points while skating in 414 AHL games with Hartford, Houston and Hamilton. He won a Calder Cup with the Bulldogs in 2007 and appeared in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
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