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ECHL AWARDS

 

Awarded annually to the player who leads the league in plus-minus rating at the end of the regular season

YEARPLUS PERFORMERTEAM
2023Cody Haiskanen and Matt RegisterIdaho Steelheads
2022Will GraberFort Wayne Komets
2021John McCarronFlorida Everblades
2020Ben MasellaFlorida Everblades
2019Joe CoxFlorida Everblades
2018Logan RoeFlorida Everblades
2017Joel ChouinardAllen Americans
2016Joey LeachSouth Carolina Stingrays
2015Mike LittleFlorida Everblades
 Drew DanielsFort Wayne Komets
2014Peter SivakAlaska Aces
2013Matt CaseIdaho Steelheads
2012Mathieu AubinCincinnati Cyclones
2011Brendan ConnollyAlaska Aces
 Trent DaavettilaKalamazoo Wings
2010Mark DerlagoIdaho Steelheads
2009Travis MorinSouth Carolina Stingrays
2008Chad StarlingCincinnati Cyclones
2007Matt ShasbyAlaska Aces
2006Peter MetcalfAlaska Aces
2005Aaron PhillipsPensacola Ice Pilots
2004Tim SmithColumbia Inferno
2003Mike GlumacPee Dee Pride
 Dennis VialColumbia Inferno
2002Konstantin KalmikovLouisiana Ice Gators
2001Jay MurphyLouisiana Ice Gators
2000Andy MacIntyreFlorida Everblades

Award presented annually to the player who is judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship combined with a high standard of playing ability. 

YEARSPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERTEAM
2024A.J. WhiteIdaho Steelheads
2023Zach O'BrienNewfoundland Growlers
2022Zach O'BrienNewfoundland Growlers
2021Aaron LuchukOrlando Solar Bears
2020Spencer WatsonIndy Fuel
2019Zach O'BrienNewfoundland Growlers
2018Brodie DupontNorfolk Admirals
2017Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
2016Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
2015Chad CostelloAllen Americans
2014Peter SivakAlaska Aces
2013Randy RoweToledo Walleye
2012Kevin UlanskiColorado Eagles
2011Brian SwansonAlaska Aces
2010Barret EhgoetzCincinnati Cyclones
2009Travis MorinSouth Carolina Stingrays
2008Jeff CampbellGwinnett Gladiators
2007Derek NesbittIdaho Steelheads
2006Steve SavianoFlorida Everblades
2005Kris GoodjohnGwinnett Gladiators
2004Mark PedersonSan Diego Gulls
2003Rejean StringerColumbia Inferno
2002Ben StaffordTrenton Titans
2001Jamie LingDayton Bombers
2000Jamie LingDayton Bombers
1999Jamie LingDayton Bombers
1998Cal IngrahamTallahassee Tiger Sharks
1997Mike RossSouth Carolina Stingrays


 

Awarded annually to a player who goes above and beyond in community service.

YEARCOMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDTEAM
2024Jack AdamsSouth Carolina Stingrays
2023Chaz ReddekoppSouth Carolina Stingrays
2022Trevin KozlowskiIowa Heartlanders
2020Connor DohertyWorcester Railers
2019James HenryAdirondack Thunder
2018Jeremy BeaudryWichita Thunder
2017Mike EmbachFort Wayne Komets
2016Rob FlorentinoFlorida Everblades
2015Cal WildBrampton Beast
2014Dan EvesCincinnati Cyclones
2013Andy BrandtGwinnett Gladiators
2012Jason FredricksOntario Reign
2011Dustin SproatCincinnati Cyclones
 Chris FrankElmira Jackals


 

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Award is determined in voting by the ECHL Board of Governors, and is presented to the top executive in the League. In 2023, the award was renamed in honor of Blake Cullen, who, who was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2009. Cullen founded the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1989, and owned the team for seven seasons through 1995-96.
 

 
YEAREXECUTIVE OF THE YEARTEAM
2023Billy JohnsonNorfolk Admirals
2022Joel LomurnoWichita Thunder
2020Eric TrappIdaho Steelheads
2019Neil NeukamToledo Walleye
2018Neil NeukamToledo Walleye
 Bob OhrabloJacksonville Icemen
2017Brent ThiesssenKansas City Mavericks
2016Kristin RoppCincinnati Cyclones
2015Joe NapoliToledo Walleye
2014Matthew RileyBakersfield Condors
2013Joe NapoliToledo Walleye
2012Justin KempOntario Reign
2011Dan ChapmanStockton Thunder
2010Kristin RoppCincinnati Cyclones
2009Gordon KayeReading Royals
2008Darren AbbottSouth Carolina Stingrays
2007Matthew RileyBakersfield Condors
2006Steve ChapmanGwinnett Gladiators
2005Steve ChapmanGwinnett Gladiators
2004Terry ParksAlaska Aces
2003John ButlerPeoria Rivermen
2002Matt LoughranAtlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2001Craig BrushFlorida Everblades
2000Brian McKennaTrenton Titans
1999Carl ScheerGreenville Grrrowl
1998Charles FelixPensacola Ice Pilots
1997David PaitsonColumbus Chill
1996Dave BerrymanLouisiana Ice Gators
1995Harry Fuerstein/Craig LaughlinRichmond Renegades
1994John Gagon/Pierre PaiementRoanoke Express
1993Larry KishWheeling Thunderbirds


 

History: The award honors an On-Ice Official for his contributions and dedication to the league officiating staff and is determined in voting of ECHL On-Ice Officials. It is named in honor of ECHL linesman Ryan Birmingham who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident in May 2007.

YEARWINNER
2022-23Nolan Bloyer
2021-22Christopher Williams
2020-21Sean MacFarlane
2019-20Andrew Bruggeman
2018-19Patrick Richardson
2017-18Charlie O'Connor
2016-17Scott DeBaugh
2015-16Camden Nuckols and Oliver "Butch" Mousseaux
2014-15Scott Senger
2013-14Travis Jackson
2012-13Brad Phillips
2011-12Jason Rollins
2010-11Paul Carnathan
2009-10Ray King
2008-09Michel Voyer
2007-08David Jones

 

Awarded annually to the top hockey operations department in the League, as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches.

YEAR TEAM
2023 Idaho Steelheads
2022 Toledo Walleye
2021Bruce RamsayWichita Thunder
2020Steve MartinsonAllen Americans
2019Rob MurrayTulsa Oilers
2018Rob ConcannonSouth Carolina Stingrays
2017Chris StewartColorado Eagles
2016Richard MatvichukMissouri Mavericks

 

Awarded annually by the ECHL to organizations that are first-rate, cooperative with the league office, compliant with league programs and who distinguish themselves on and off the ice and in the community.

YEARTEAM
2023Florida Everblades
2022Florida Everblades
2020Florida Everblades
 Reading Royals
2019South Carolina Stingrays
2018Toledo Walleye
2017Toledo Walleye
2016Toledo Walleye
2015Toledo Walleye
2014Ontario Reign
2013Orlando Solar Bears
2012Toledo Walleye
2011Bakersfield Condors
2010Toledo Walleye
2009Stockton Thunder
2008Gwinnett Gladiators
2007Stockton Thunder
2006Alaska Aces
2005Pensacola Ice Pilots
2004Florida Everblades
 Johnstown Chiefs


 

In 2023, the award was named in honor of Joe Babik, who has headed the League's communications department since 2010. Prior to joining the ECHL, he had seven seasons of experience in minor league hockey, including six in the ECHL.

 
YEARWINNERTEAM
2023Cam McGuireIdaho Steelheads
2022Collin SchuckIdaho Steelheads
2021Andrew SmithIndy Fuel
2020Jared ShafranSouth Carolina Stingrays
2019John PetersonTulsa Oilers
2018Joe RobertsKalamazoo Wings
2017Everett FitzhughCincinnati Cyclones
2016DJ AbisalihWheeling Nailers
2015Chuck BaileyFort Wayne Komets
2014Nick BrunkerCincinnati Cyclones
2013Kevin Bartl and Ryan HoltBakersfield Condors
2012J.P. PumaColorado Eagles
2011Will HoenikeIdaho Steelheads
2010Eric LevineElmira Jackals
2009Mike BentonStockton Thunder
2008John HamelCincinnati Cyclones
 Jeff Harris and Mike WalkerVictoria Salmon Kings
2007Dustin BixbyGwinnett Gladiators
 Josh FisherLas Vegas Wranglers
2006Jeremy ZagerSan Diego Gulls
2005Jeremy ZagerSan Diego Gulls
2004Mike KellyMississippi SeaWolves
2003Ryan StanzelLouisiana IceGators
2002Bill McLaughlinGreenville Grrrowl
2001Darren AbbottSouth Carolina Stingrays
2000Darren AbbottSouth Carolina Stingrays
1999Mark SimpsonCharlotte Checkers
1998Andy DavisRichmond Renegades
1997Peter KostosLouisiana IceGators


 

 
YEARWINNERTEAM
2023Mark ShelleyGreenville Swamp Rabbits
2022Cam McGuireWorcester Railers
2018Brian McCormackIdaho Steelheads
2017Cameron CloseAdirondack Thunder
2016Tommy DanielsAllen Americans
2015Will HoenikeIdaho Steelheads
2014Bob ChaseFort Wayne Komets
2013Joseph ZakrzewskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
2012Bob MillsChicago Express
2011Josh BogoradAlaska Aces
2010Doug PlagensIdaho Steelheads
2009Josh HellerSouth Carolina Stingrays
2008Joe BabikFresno Falcons
 Brendan BurkeWheeling Nailers
2007Joe O'DonnellIdaho Steelheads
 Kevin ReiterFlorida Everblades
2006Dan WeissPhoenix RoadRunners
2005John MichaelJohnstown Chiefs
2004Jack MichaelsAlaska Aces
2003Darren AbbottSouth Carolina Stingrays
2002Joe ZydloTrenton Titans


 

YEARWINNER
2023Jacksonville Icemen (Aggregate Season Sales)
 Norfolk Admirals (Year-over-Year Growth)
2022Jacksonville Icemen (Aggregate Season Sales)
 Tulsa Oilers (Year-over-Year Growth)
2020Rapid City Rush
 Toledo Walleye
2019Jacksonville Icemen


 

YEARWINNER
2023Florida Everblades
2022Worcester Railers
 Rapid City Rush
2021Worcester Railers
2020Worcester Railers
2019Worcester Railers


 

YEARWINNER
2023Cincinnati Cyclones
2022Greenville Swamp Rabbits
2021Jacksonville Icemen
2020Cincinnati Cyclones
2019Atlanta Gladiators


 

YEARWINNER
2023Orlando Solar Bears (Tie Dye Night)
2022Kalamazoo Wings (Rainbow Ice/Hockey Is For Everyone)
2021Rapid City Rush (Rodeo Night)
2020Florida Everblades (What If... /Conservation Night)
2019Maine Mariners (Wild Blueberries Night)


 

 
YEARWINNER
2019Toledo Walleye


 

YEARWINNERTEAM
2023Miles DiedeSavannah Ghost Pirates
2022Mike KellyFlorida Everblades
2021Ben PulleyIndy Fuel
2020Luke NicholasJacksonville Icemen
2019Zach CunninghamOrlando Solar Bears


 

YEARWINNERTEAM
2023TJ ScottKalamazoo Wings
2022Noah Otero-VargasJacksonville Icemen
2021Mario PicciottoSouth Carolina Stingrays
2020Kara MarshallCincinnati Cyclones
2019Trenton BlairJacksonville Icemen


 

 
YEARTICKET DEPT OF YEAR
2023Savannah Ghost Pirates (Aggregate Season Sales)
 Maine Mariners (Year-over-Year Growth)
2022Toledo Walleye (Aggregate Season Sales)
 Greenville Swamp Rabbits (Year-over-Year Growth)
2020Kalamazoo Wings
 Toledo Walleye
2019Norfolk Admirals
2018Idaho Steelheads
2017Toledo Walleye
2016Florida Everblades
2015Orlando Solar Bears
2014Ontario Reign
2013Ontario Reign
2012Florida Everblades
2011Ontario Reign
2010Stockton Thunder
2009Cincinnati Cyclones
2008Reading Royals
 Victoria Salmon Kings
2007Florida Everblades
 Alaska Aces
2006Las Vegas Wranglers
 Stockton Thunder
2005Bakersfield Condors
 Long Beach Ice Dogs
2004Alaska Aces
2003Reading Royals


 

 
YEARWINNER
2023Savannah Ghost Pirates
2022Rapid City Rush
2021Rapid City Rush
2020Kalamazoo Wings
2018Cincinnati Cyclones
2017Colorado Eagles
2016Cincinnati Cyclones
2015Colorado Eagles
2014Bakersfield Condors
2013Toledo Walleye
2012Gwinnett Gladiators
2011Cincinnati Cyclones
2010Bakersfield Condors
2009Alaska Aces
2008Charlotte Checkers
 Bakersfield Condors
2007Charlotte Checkers
 Alaska Aces
2006San Diego Gulls
2005George Sandoval, Alaska Aces
2004Eric Trapp and John Cunningham, Idaho Steelheads
2003Bart Rogers and Mike Nelson, Peoria Rivermen
2002Mark Miller, Florida Everblades
2001Rich Lisk, Trenton Titans
2000Bart Rogers, Peoria Rivermen
1999Pat Pylypuik, Toledo Storm
1998Neil Hoyt, Pensacola Ice Pilots
1997Belinda Wiggins, Richmond Renegades


 


YEAR
TICKET EXEC OF YEARTEAM
2018Andrew NawnWorcester Railers
2017Steven AndersonIdaho Steelheads
2016Mike KellyFlorida Everblades
2015Brian PerkinsToledo Walleye
2014Jose RiveraBakersfield Condors
2013Matt KielEvansville IceMen
2012Brad UrbaniBakersfield Condors
 Will GoldmanUtah Grizzlies
2011Dave PiecuchStockton Thunder
2010Josh BurdineCincinnati Cyclones
2009Tara SipmaGwinnett Gladiators
2008Thom EmersonMississippi SeaWolves
 Dave PiecuchStockton Thunder
2007Greg Lowe and Tim StatezniBakersfield Condors
2006Kelly ClutterWheeling Nailers
 Danielle LuceroLas Vegas Wranglers
2005Rob PattonGwinnett Gladiators
2004Brendan DesjardinAlaska Aces
 Jesse MartinMississippi SeaWolves
2003Jeff BachTrenton Titans
 Tim McGeeReading Royals


 


YEAR
WINNERTEAM
2018Chris PalinFlorida Everblades


 

YEARWINNER
2023Reading Royals (Winter Wonderland)
2022Allen Americans (Americans College Classic)
2021Reading Royals (Royals Youth Hockey Association)


 


YEAR
WEBSITE
2018Allen Americans
2017Atlanta Gladiators
2016Greenville Swamp Rabbits
2015Allen Americans
2014Fort Wayne Komets
2013Las Vegas Wranglers
2012Idaho Steelheads
2011Idaho Steelheads
2010Ontario Reign
2009Alaska Aces
2008Bakersfield Condors
 Gwinnett Gladiators
2007Wheeling Nailers
 Idaho Steelheads
2006Phoenix RoadRunners
2005Bakersfield Condors


 

YEARTEAM
2018Indy Fuel
2017Indy Fuel
2016Toledo Walleye


 


YEAR
TEAM
2018Indy Fuel


 

 
YEAREQUIPMENT MANAGER OF YEARTEAM
2023Travis WardSouth Carolina Stingrays
2022Jean HuynhTrois-Rivières Lions
2021ECHL Equipment Managers 
2020Chris BurkeCincinnati Cyclones
2019Jason MacDonaldReading Royals
2018Darrin FlinchemIndy Fuel
2017Andrew DvorakKansas City Mavericks
2016Drew KittsQuad City Mallards
2015Dakota KingGwinntt Gladiators
2014Billy HigginsWheeling Nailers
2013Adam DexterOrlando Solar Bears
2012Ryan MartinGreenville Road Warriors
2011Mike BurkheadAlaska Aces
2010Ben LaingStockton Thunder
2009Pat NoeckerReading Royals
2008Pat NoeckerReading Royals
2006Chris BurkeFresno Falcons
2005John JenningsFlorida Everblades
 Russ HoldenReading Royals
2004John KrousePensacola Ice Pilots
2003Tom SeveranceCharlotte Checkers


 

 
YEARATHLETIC TRAINER OF YEARTEAM
2023Jordan DuttonAllen Americans
2022Tim MurrayCincinnati Cyclones
2021ECHL Athletic Trainers 
2020George BullockIndy Fuel
2019Nick PotterKansas City Mavericks
2018Matt AielloGreenville Swamp Rabbits
2017Cole LibbyUtah Grizzlies
2016Scott McLayAlaska Aces
2015Brad FredrickToledo Walleye
2014Steve RuhmelFlorida Everblades
2013Bob CaseCincinnati Cyclones
2012Mike SchroederChicago Express
2011Kevin AndersonStockton Thunder
2010Bobby WallsOntario Reign
2009Bryan RodgersDayton Bombers
2008Brian GrogeskyReading Royals


 

 
YEAROUTSTANDING MEDIAOUTLET
2019Jordan StrackWTOL TV
2018Bill BallouWorcester Telegram & Gazette
2017Doyle WoodyAlaska Dispatch News
2016Mark MonroeToledo Blade
2015Blake SebringFort Wayne News-Sentinel
2014Doyle WoodyAnchorage Daily News
2013Andrew MillerCharleston Post & Courier
2012Christine TroykeGwinnett Daily Post
2011Pam ShebestKalamazoo Gazette
2010Doyle WoodyAnchorage Daily News
2009Mike GriffithBakersfield Californian
2008Cleve DheensawVictoria Times-Colonist
 Doyle WoodyAnchorage Daily News
2007Scott LinesburghStockton Record
2006Matt NevalaAnchorage Daily News
2005Mike MastovichJohnstown Tribune-Democrat
2004Len BardsleyThe Times of Trenton
2003Dave EminianPeoria Journal Star


 

YEARTEAM
2023Maine Mariners and Norfolk Admirals
2022Greenville Swamp Rabbits


 

An annual award which highlights a Member Team that demonstrates a cumulative, organization-wide effort over the course of the entire season to reach out and include diverse groups in hockey. 

YEARTEAM
2023Kalamazoo Wings
2022Cincinnati Cyclones


 

YEARWINNER
2023Rapid City Rush (Military Appreciation Jersey)


 

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