SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins right wing Seth Griffith has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for December.
Griffith tallied six goals and 11 assists for a league-high 17 points in 11 games for Providence during the month, chipping in on more than half of the Bruins’ 32 goals with him in the lineup.
Griffith opened December by scoring the game-winning goal in the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime victory vs. Portland on Dec. 4. He then recorded four points, including his first two-goal performance of the season, in a 6-1 win over Springfield on Dec. 6. Griffith assisted on the winning goal in Providence’s 3-1 win over Hartford on Dec. 11, and notched three assists to help the Bruins past Bridgeport, 3-2 in overtime, on Dec. 18. Griffith registered a goal and two assists in a 4-3 loss at Bridgeport on Dec. 27, and then was recalled by Boston and made his season debut with the parent Bruins on Dec. 29, picking up an assist vs. Ottawa.
Griffith, who turns 23 today, is tied for sixth in the AHL in scoring with 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 25 games for Providence this season. A fifth-round draft choice by Boston in 2012, the Wallaceburg, Ont., native has totaled 42 goals and 69 assists for 111 points in 133 AHL games over his three professional seasons, along with six goals and five assists in 32 NHL contests with Boston.
In recognition of his achievement, Griffith will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bruins home game.
Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Month