Aaron Luchuk of the Orlando Solar Bears is the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award for 2020-21 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.
The award is presented annually to the player who is judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship combined with a high standard of playing ability.
The ECHL will announce the recipient of the John A. Daley Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Brodie Reid of Kansas City finished second, followed by Allen’s Corey Mackin, Cole Ully of South Carolina and Indy’ Michael Pelech.
Luchuk, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team yesterday, leads the league with 74 points, is tied for second with 28 goals and 26 assists while being assessed just 16 penalty minutes in 69 games this season.
Luchuk has recorded 146 points (57g-89a) in 148 career ECHL games with Orlando, Newfoundland Brampton with 36 penalty minutes.
ECHL Sportsmanship Award Winners2020-21 Aaron Luchuk, Orlando Solar Bears2019-20 Spencer Watson, Indy Fuel2018-19 Zach O’Brien, Newfoundland Growlers2017-18 Brodie Dupont, Norfolk Admirals2016-17 Shane Berschbach, Toledo Walleye2015-16 Shane Berschbach, Toledo Walleye2014-15 Chad Costello, Allen Americans2013-14 Peter Sivak, Alaska Aces2012-13 Randy Rowe, Toledo Walleye2011-12 Kevin Ulanski, Colorado Eagles2010-11 Brian Swanson, Alaska Aces2009-10 Barret Ehgoetz, Cincinnati Cyclones2008-09 Travis Morin, South Carolina Stingrays2007-08 Jeff Campbell, Gwinnett Gladiators2006-07 Derek Nesbitt, Idaho Steelheads2005-06 Steve Saviano, Florida Everblades2004-05 Kris Goodjohn, Gwinnett Gladiators2003-04 Mark Pederson, San Diego Gulls2002-03 Rejean Stringer, Columbia Inferno2001-02 Ben Stafford, Trenton Titans2000-01 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers1999-00 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers1998-99 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers1997-98 Cal Ingraham, Tallahassee Tiger Sharks1996-97 Mike Ross, South Carolina Stingrays