The American Hockey League announced today that Houston Aeros center Mikael Granlund has been selected as the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for October.
Granlund tallied three goals and seven assists for 10 points, along with a plus-5 rating, in seven games for Houston last month.
After being held scoreless in his AHL debut on Oct. 13, Granlund strung together a six-game scoring streak, beginning with an assist on Oct. 14 at San Antonio for his first career point. He recorded another assist on Oct. 19 vs. Texas, then erupted for a four-point night with two goals and two assists in a 5-3 win at Texas on Oct. 20. Granlund scored a power-play goal and registered a game-high six shots in a 6-4 win at Oklahoma City on Oct. 26, and finished the month with two assists in the Aerosí 4-0 win over Milwaukee on Oct. 27.