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T.J. Hensick Named World Painting Company Player of the Month
Published: January 6th 2011 @ 12:00 AM



The Peoria Rivermen announced Thursday that center T.J. Hensick has been named the World Painting Company Player of the Month for December. Over the 11 games in December, Hensick scored two goals and added 10 assists and continues to lead the club in overall assists and points. 


Hensick matched a season-high with three assists in Peoria’s thrilling overtime loss to Milwaukee on Dec. 5 and registered three multi-point games in the month with two points on both Dec. 17 and Dec. 19.  This season, his first with the Rivermen, Hensick leads the club in points (31), assists (22), power-play points (16), power-play assists (13), game-winning points (6), and points per game(1.19). 


The 24-year-old playmaker has also appeared in three NHL games this season with the St. Louis Blues and recorded one assist. 


Last season he played in seven games for Colorado (NHL), recording three points including a goal and two assists.  In addition, he played in 58 games Lake Erie of the AHL, scoring 20 goals and adding 50 assists for 70 points. He was named the “AHL Player of the Month” for December after 23 points (four goals, 19 assists) in 13 games.  He was also named to the AHL All-Star Team for the second time in his career.  In 2008-09 he played in 61 games for the Avalanche and recorded 21 points (4g, 17a).


The 5-10, 190-pound Howell, Michigan native was acquired by the Blues from Colorado in exchange for Julian Talbot on June 17, 2010 and was originally drafted by Colorado in the third round, 88th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.


Each month, World Painting Company will present the player of the month with a plaque to honor their achievements at a Rivermen home game. Whether it’s a room in your office or home, or the entire building, visitwww.worldpaintingcompany.com for all your residential and commercial painting needs.