The ECHL announced on Thursday that Tim Murray of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the 2021-22 recipient of the ECHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Award, presented by Warrior Hockey. The winner is determined in a vote of the league’s athletic trainers. A native of Edgewood, Kentucky, Murray has been a certified athletic trainer for 13 years, and has served as the Cyclones’ athletic trainer for two seasons. Prior to joining the Cyclones, he was an athletic trainer for the Murray State University baseball team, Paris (Kentucky) High School, Campbell County High School and the Florence Freedom baseball team. Murray earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University and completed his master’s degree program at Murray State University in human development and leadership. ECHL Athletic Trainer of the Year2021-22 Tim Murray, Cincinnati Cyclones2020-21 ECHL Athletic Trainers2019-20 George Bullock, Indy Fuel2018-19 Nick Potter, Kansas City Mavericks2017-18 Matt Aiello, Greenville Swamp Rabbits2016-17 Cole Libby, Utah Grizzlies2015-16 Scott McLay, Alaska Aces2014-15 Brad Fredrick, Toledo Walleye2013-14 Steve Ruhmel, Florida Everblades2012-13 Bob Case, Cincinnati Cyclones2011-12 Mike Schroeder, Chicago Express2010-11 Kevin Anderson, Stockton Thunder2009-10 Bobby Walls, Ontario Reign2008-09 Bryan Rodgers, Dayton Bombers2007-08 Brian Grogesky, Reading Royals About the ECHL Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 34th season in 2021-22. There have been 726 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 28 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2021-22 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 27 of the 32 NHL teams in 2021-22, marking the 25th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook. About Warrior Hockey Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004.
Cincinnati's Murray named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Athletic Trainer of the Year
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