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  • Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette Komets right wing Shawn Szydlowski, who leads the ECHL in scoring, should be one of the front-runners for the league's MVP award.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 10:50 pm

My ECHL MVP pick unveiled

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

I handed in my ballot today for the ECHL’s awards, and if you’re interested my selections were as follows:

MVP

1. Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman, Manchester. 2. Shawn Szydlowski, Komets. 3. Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Allen.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Justin Danforth, Cincinnati. 2. Mitch Gillam, Worcester. 3. Grant Besse, Norfolk.

COACH OF THE YEAR

1. Brad Ralph, Florida. 2. Malcolm Cameron, Wichita. 3. Gary Graham, Komets.

ALL-ECHL TEAM

G, Parker Milner, South Carolina; D, Matt Register, Colorado; D, Eric Kattelus, Kalamazoo; F, Shawn Szydlowski, Komets; F, Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman, Manchester; F, Mitchell Heard, Florida.

SECOND TEAM

G, Martin Ouellette, Florida; D, Ryan Obuchowski, Toledo; D, Eric Knodel, Cincinnati; F, Jesse Schultz, Cincinnati; F, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Allen; F, Kyle Bonis, Toledo

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

G, Mitch Gillam, Worcester; D, Aaron Irving, Kalamazoo; D, Jeremy Beaudry, Wichita; F, Justin Danforth, Cincinnati; F, Artur Tyanulin, Komets; F, Grant Besse, Norfolk.

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

1. Shane Conacher, Adirondack. 2. Brandon Marino, Brampton. 3. Kyle Bonis, Toledo.

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