I just submitted my ballot for the ECHL’s major awards.
My MVP selection was Caleb Herbert of Utah, with Adam Pleskach of Tulsa in second and Idaho goalie Tomas Sholl third.
Here’s who I voted on for the rest of the awards:
- Rookie of the Year: 1) Tomas Sholl, Idaho, 2) Chris Collins, Kalamazoo, 3) Myles Powell, Cincinnati;
- Coach of the year: 1) Matt Thomas, Cincinnati, 2) Rob Murray, Tulsa, 3) Ryan Clowe/John Snowden, Newfoundland;
- All-ECHL First Team: Goalie Tomas Sholl, Idaho; defenseman Eric Knodel, Cincinnati; defenseman Matt Petgrave, Brampton; forward Jesse Schultz, Cincinnati; forward Adam Pleskach, Tulsa; forward Caleb Herbert, Idaho;
- All-ECHL Second Team: Goalie Michael Houser, Cincinnati; defenseman David Kolomatis, Manchester; defenseman Derek Sheppard, Florida; forward Joe Cox, Florida; forward Chris Collins, Kalamazoo; forward Zach O’Brien, Newfoundland;
- All-Rookie Team: Goalie Tomas Sholl, Idaho; defenseman Daniil Miromanov, Manchester; defenseman Derek Sheppard, Florida; forward Chris Collins, Kalamazoo; forward Myles Powell, Cincinnati; forward Jake Kamrass, Fort Wayne;
- Sportsmanship Award: 1) Derek Nesbitt, Atlanta, 2) Jamie Schaafsma, Fort Wayne, 3) Chris McCarthy, Reading.