The Peoria Rivermen announced today that center T.J. Hensick has been named the World
Painting Company Player of the Month for January. Over the 12 games in January,
Hensick scored three goals and added 11 assists and continues to lead the club
in overall assists and points.
Hensick registered a point in every January game except for two,
Jan. 19 and Jan. 22, when Peoria was shutout in back-to-back games. He matched his season-high three assists in the
Rivermen Jan. 5 over San Antonio. He also
secured a plus-6 rating in the month and is now plus-3 overall. This season, his first with the Rivermen,
Hensick leads the club in points (41), assists (30), power-play points (19),
power-play assists (16), game-winning points (8), and points per game(1.14).
The 24-year-old playmaker has also appeared in his third AHL All-Star
Classic on Jan. 31 in Hershey, Pa. He
had a goal and assist in a losing effort for the Western Conference. He has appeared in five NHL games this season
with the St. Louis Blues and recorded one assist and two penalty minutes.
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).
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
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,
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