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Allen's Crone receives John A. Daley Memorial Award as ECHL Rookie of the Year

Monday, April 17th
Allen's Crone receives John A. Daley Memorial Award as ECHL Rookie of the Year

The ECHL on Monday announced that Hank Crone of the Allen Americans has been named ECHL Rookie of the Year and the recipient of the John A. Daley Memorial Trophy.  The award is presented annually to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the ECHL as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members. The trophy was named in honor of John A. Daley in 1997. Daley, who passed away in 1996, was one of the founding fathers of the ECHL, serving as general manger and minority owner of the Johnstown Chiefs from the inception of the team in 1988 until 1994.  Owen Headrick of Idaho finished second, followed by Greenville’s Alex Ierullo, Remi Poirier of Idaho and Allen’s Liam Finlay.  The ECHL will announce the winner of the John Brophy Award as Coach of the Year.  Crone, who was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team and the All-ECHL First Team last week, led the ECHL with 49 goals and 105 points, becoming the first rookie to lead the league in scoring since Elmira’s Dustin Gazley in 2011-12. A native of Dallas, Texas, Crone led the league with 39 power-play points, while his 16 power-play goals were tops among first-year players and 23 power-play assists were tied for first. Prior to turning pro, Crone posted 81 points (26g-55a) in 111 career collegiate games at Boston University, the University of Denver and Northern Michigan University and had 179 points (62g-117a) in 232 career games with Fargo and Omaha of the United States Hockey League. John A. Daley Memorial Trophy (ECHL Rookie of the Year) Winners2022-23           Hank Crone, Allen Americans2021-22           Kris Bennett, Iowa Heartlanders2020-21           Matthew Boucher, Utah Grizzlies2019-20           Tyler Sheehy, Allen Americans2018-19           Chris Collins, Kalamazoo Wings2017-18           Justin Danforth, Cincinnati Cyclones2016-17           Tyson Spink, Toledo Walleye2015-16           Matt Willows, Florida Everblades2014-15           Tyler Barnes, Toledo Walleye2013-14           William Rapuzzi, Idaho Steelheads2012-13           Ryan Zapolski, South Carolina Stingrays2011-12           Dustin Gazley, Elmira Jackals2010-11           Ben Street, Wheeling Nailers2009-10           Justin Donati, Elmira Jackals2008-09           Bryan Ewing, Wheeling Nailers2007-08           David Desharnais, Cincinnati Cyclones2006-07           Colton Fretter, Gwinnett Gladiators2005-06           Alex Leavitt, Alaska Aces2004-05           Joe Tenute, South Carolina Stingrays2003-04           Kevin Doell, Gwinnett Gladiators2002-03           Jason Jaffray, Roanoke Express2001-02           Frederic Cloutier, Louisiana IceGators2000-01           Scott Stirling, Trenton Titans1999-00           Jan Lasak, Hampton Roads Admirals1998-99           Maxime Gingras, Richmond Renegades1997-98           Sean Venedam, Toledo Storm1996-97           Dany Bousquet, Birmingham Bulls1995-96           Keli Corpse, Wheeling Thunderbirds1994-95           Kevin McKinnon, Erie Panthers1993-94           Dan Gravelle, Greensboro Monarchs1992-93           Joe Flanagan, Birmingham Bulls1991-92           Darren Colbourne, Dayton Bombers1990-91           Dan Gauthier, Knoxville Cherokees1989-90           Bill McDougall, Erie Panthers1988-89           Tom Sasso, Johnstown Chiefs 

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