Each month throughout the 2019-20 season the Checkers will select a recipient for the Defenseman of the Month award, presented by Independence Fund.
November - Roland McKeown
The Checkers captain led the team with five assists and a plus-five rating throughout the month of November and tied for the team lead among blueliners with six points over 12 games. The month also featured a season-long three-game point streak for McKeown and his best individual performance of the season with a pair of assists and a plus-three rating in a big win over Cleveland.
October - Chase Priskie
Chase Priskie shined in his first month of pro hockey, leading all team blueliners and tying for second on the team overall with eight points in eight games. Priskie also led all Checkers with six helpers throughout the month of October and chipped in a pair of goals as well.
Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.