216 Former ECHL Players On
AHL Clear Day Rosters

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL is represented by 216 players on the Clear Day List released by the American Hockey League, comprising more than 36 percent of the players listed and including 78 players who have played in the ECHL this season.

Lowell and Hartford have the most players from the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League with 15 while every team has at least three players listed and the average per team is six players. The ECHL has affiliations with 21 of the 27 teams in the AHL and there are more than 85 players on ECHL rosters under contract to an AHL team while there are more than 100 others who are under contract to teams in the National Hockey League.

Only those players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remaining five weeks of the regular season or in the Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension. The ECHL has been represented on the Calder Cup Champion for each of the past 16 seasons.

There are eight head coaches, 12 assistant coaches and countless other personnel on the 27 teams in the AHL, including Mike Haviland, who won the Kelly Cup with Atlantic City in 2002-03 and Trenton in 2004-05 and moved up to the AHL as head coach of Norfolk. Other former ECHL coaches who are now head coaches in the AHL are Claude Noel of Milwaukee, Roy Sommer of Cleveland, Greg Ireland of Grand Rapids, Dave Allison of Iowa, Scott Gordon of Providence, Bruce Boudreau of Hershey and David Baseggio of Bridgeport.

For the each of the past three seasons, the ECHL has had more players called up to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined, including 2004-05 when over 200 players were involved in 355 call ups, accounting for almost 80 percent of the AHL roster additions. The ECHL had 425 call ups involving 234 players in 2003-04 and 450 call ups in 2002-03.

The AHL Most Valuable Player Award has been won four times by former ECHL players, most recently by former Charlotte goaltender Jason LaBarbera in 2003-04. Other former ECHL players who were named as MVP of the AHL are Eric Boguniecki in 2001-02, Martin Brochu in 1999-2000 and Brad Smyth in 1995-96.

The AHL Coach of the Year award was won by ECHL coaches four years in a row from 2001-04 with Noel (2004), Geoff Ward (2003), Bruce Cassidy (2002) and Don Granato (2001) while current Carolina Hurricanes and former Wheeling coach Peter Laviolette was the first ECHL coach to capture the award in 1999.

There have been eight former ECHL players who have won the CCM Vector AHL Player of the Week award in 2005-06, including the last three winners with Zdenek Blatny on Mar. 13, Keith Aucoin on Mar. 6 and Brent Krahn on Feb. 27.

American Hockey League Clear Day Lists

Albany River Rats (3) Frank Doyle (Idaho, 2004-05), Eric Lundberg (Augusta, 2005-06) and Chris Minard (Pensacola, 2002-03 and Alaska, 2004-06).

Binghamton Senators (6) Kelly Guard (Charlotte, 2004-05), Brett Clouthier (Cincinnati, 2003-04 and Augusta, 2004-05), Gregg Johnson (Pee Dee, 2004-05), Cory Pecker (San Diego, 2004-05 and Phoenix, 2005-06), Neil Petruic (Charlotte, 2005-06) and Lance Ward (Miami, 1998-99).

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (4) Frederic Cloutier (Louisiana, 2001-04 and Pensacola, 2004-06), David Masse (Reading, 2003-05), Harlan Pratt (Toledo, 1998-99; Florida, 1999-2002 and Pensacola, 2001-03) and Chris Thompson (Augusta, 1998-2001; Greensboro, 2000-01; Dayton, 2000-03; Augusta, 2002-03; Florida, 2003-04; Louisiana, 2004-05 and Trenton, 2005-06).

Chicago Wolves (10) Michael Garnett (Greenville, 2002-03 and Gwinnett, 2003-04), Tuomas Tarkki (Gwinnett, 2005-06), Kevin Doell (Gwinnett, 2003-05), Pat Dwyer (Gwinnett, 2004-05), Justin Morrison (Columbia, 2002-03), Jared Ross (Gwinnett, 2005-06), Jim Sharrow (Gwinnett, 2005-06), Brian Sipotz (Gwinnett, 2005-06), Colin Stuart (Gwinnett, 2004-05) and Billy Tibbetts (Birmingham, 1994-05; Toledo, 1995-96; San Diego, 2003-05; Las Vegas, 2004-05 and Idaho, 2004-05).

Cleveland Barons (9) Dmitri Patzold (Johnstown, 2003-04), Nolan Schaefer (Fresno, 2003-04), John Adams (Florida, 2005-06), Ray DiLauro (Reading, 2001-03; Columbus, 2003-04 and Wheeling, 2004-05), Chris Heid (Louisiana, 2004-05 and Pensacola, 2004-05), Glenn Olson (Fresno, 2004-06 and Johnstown, 2004-05), Aaron Power (South Carolina, 2003-06), Josh Prudden (Atlantic City, 2003-04) and Patrick Rissmiller (Cincinnati, 2002-03).

Grand Rapids Griffins (7) Joey MacDonald (Toledo, 2001-02 and 2005-06), Greg Amadio (Columbia, 2003-05), Darryl Bootland (Toledo, 2002-03), Matt Ellis (Toledo, 2002-03), Eric Manlow (Columbus, 1996-97 and Florida, 1998-2000), Kent McDonell (Dayton, 2000-01) and Terry Virtue (Roanoke Valley, 1991-92; Louisville, 1991-93 and Wheeling, 1992-94 and 2005-06).

Hamilton (7) Jaroslav Halak (Long Beach, 2005-06), Johnathan Aitken (Jackson, 2001-02), Andrew Archer (Columbus, 2003-04), J.J. Hunter (Toledo, 2001-02 and Columbus, 2001-04), Mathieu Roy (Columbus, 2003-04), James Sanford (Peoria, 2004-05 and Long Beach, 2005-06), Peter Vandermeer (Columbus, 1996-98; Richmond, 1997-98 and 1999-2000 and Trenton, 2001-02).

Hartford Wolf Pack (15) Robert Gherson (Columbia, 2005-06), Al Montoya (Charlotte, 2005-06), Lee Falardeau (Charlotte, 2004-06), Daniel Girardi (Charlotte, 2005-06), Bruce Graham (Charlotte, 2005-06), Martin Grenier (Charlotte, 2004-05), Dwight Helminen (Charlotte, 2004-05), Hugh Jessiman (Charlotte, 2005-06), David Liffiton (Charlotte, 2004-05), Thomas Pock (Charlotte, 2004-05), Dale Purinton (Charlotte, 1997-98 and Victoria, 2004-05), Brad Smyth (Birmingham, 1993-95), Daniel Sparre (Charlotte, 2005-06), Jake Taylor (Charlotte, 2004-05) and Craig Weller (Charlotte, 2002-03).

Hershey Bears (7) Kirk Daubenspeck (Jacksonville, 1997-99; Chesapeake, 1998-99 and South Carolina, 1999-2001 and 2002-06), Dean Arsene (Charlotte, 2001-02 and Reading, 2003-04), J.F. Fortin (Hampton Roads, 1999-2000 and Richmond, 2001-02), Boyd Kane (Charlotte, 1998-2001), Graham Mink (Richmond, 2001-02), Lawrence Nycholat (Jackson, 2000-01) and Martin Wilde (Trenton, 2003-04 and Reading, 2004-05).

Houston Aeros (6) Seamus Kotyk (Augusta, 2005-06), Scott Ferguson (Wheeling, 1994-95), Bill Kinkel (Pensacola, 2004-05), Josh Olson (Jackson, 2002-03), Colin Peters (Pensacola, 2005-06) and Ryan Stokes (Pensacola, 2004-05).

Iowa Stars (9) Dan Ellis (Idaho, 2003-04), Mike Smith (Lexington, 2002-03), Krys Barch (Richmond, 2001-02 and Greenville, 2004-06), B.J. Crombeen (Idaho, 2005-06), Brian Fahey (Atlantic City, 2003-05 and Idaho, 2005-06), Mike Gabinet (Idaho, 2005-06), Marius Holtet (Louisiana, 2004-05), Jamie Johnson (Louisiana, 2003-04 and Augusta, 2004-06) and Janos Vas (Idaho, 2005-06).

Lowell Lock Monsters (15) Craig Kowalski (Florida, 2004-06), Keith Aucoin (Florida, 2001-02), Daniel DaSilva (San Diego, 2005-06), Gord Dwyer (New Orleans, 1998-99), Kevin Estrada (Florida, 2005-06), Jeff Finger (Reading, 2003-04), David Gove (Johnstown, 2001-02), Chris Hajt (Augusta, 2004-05), Scott Kelman (Jackson, 2002-03; Augusta, 2003-04 and Gwinnett, 2005-06), P.J. Martin (Trenton, 2003-04 and Toledo, 2004-06), Cody McLeod (San Diego, 2005-06), Frantisek Skladany (San Diego, 2005-06), Tomas Slovak (Reading, 2003-04 and San Diego, 2005-06), David Svagrovsky (San Diego, 2005-06) and Mikko Viitanen (Reading, 2003-05).

Manchester Monarchs (10) Barry Brust (Reading, 2004-06), Adam Hauser (Jackson, 2002-03 and Reading, 2003-04), Mark Ardelan (South Carolina, 2004-05), Brad Fast (Florida, 2004-05), Jeff Giuliano (Reading, 2002-03), Greg Hogeboom (Reading, 2005-06), Connor James (Bakersfield, 2004-05), Doug Nolan (Dayton, 1999-2003 and Reading, 2003-04), Dany Roussin (Reading, 2005-06) and Richard Seeley (Trenton, 2000-01).

Manitoba Moose (6) Wade Flaherty (Greensboro, 1989-90), Alexandre Burrows (Greenville, 2002-03; Baton Rouge, 2002-03 and Columbia, 2003-05), James DeMone (Atlantic City, 2002-03 and Texas, 2004-05), Maxime Fortunus (Louisiana, 2003-05) Jason Jaffray (Roanoke, 2002-03 and Wheeling, 2003-05) and Jesse Schultz (Columbia, 2003-04).

Milwaukee Admirals (10) Brian Finley (Toledo, 2002-03), Sheldon Brookbank (Mississippi, 2001-02), Paul Brown (Trenton, 2004-05), Chris Durno (Gwinnett, 2003-06), Simon Gamache (Greenville, 2001-02), Steve Lingren (Dayton, 1994-97 and Victoria, 2005-06), Nathan Lutz (Reading, 2001-03 and Toledo, 2002-03), Scott May (Pensacola, 2004-05 and Trenton, 2005-06), Rich Peverley (South Carolina, 2004-05 and Reading, 2005-06) and T.J. Reynolds (Wheeling, 2002-05).

Norfolk Admirals (6) Adam Munro (Gwinnett, 2003-04 and Atlantic City, 2004-05), Carl Corazzini (Atlantic City, 2002-03), Quintin Laing (Jackson, 2000-02), Jason Morgan (Mississippi, 1996-97 and Florida, 1999-2001), Steve Munn (Atlantic City, 2002-04; Augusta, 2004-05 and Trenton, 2004-05) and Martin St. Pierre (Greenville, 2004-05).

Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (7) – Brent Krahn (Las Vegas, 2003-04), Ajay Baines (Greenville, 1999-00), Tim Hambly (Las Vegas, 2004-06), Craig MacDonald (Phoenix, 2005-06), Steve Marr (Las Vegas, 2005-06), Adam Pardy (Las Vegas, 2005-06) and Warren Peters (Idaho, 2003-05).

Peoria Rivermen (8) Gregg Naumenko (Augusta, 2001-02 and 2003-04; Dayton, 2001-02; Cincinnati, 2002-03; Charlotte, 2003-04; and South Carolina, 2004-05), Brendan Brooks (Mississippi, 1997-98; Dayton, 2000-01; Reading, 2001-02; Macon; 2001-02; and Peoria, 2002-04), Trevor Byrne (Peoria, 2003-05 and Wheeling, 2005-06), Blake Evans (Peoria, 2001-02), Mike Glumac (Pee-Dee, 2002-03), Colin Hemingway (Peoria, 2003-05 and Alaska, 2005-06), Ryan Ramsay (Peoria, 2004-05 and Alaska, 2005-06) and Mike Stuart (Peoria, 2002-03 and Alaska 2005-06).

Philadelphia Phantoms (6) Martin Houle (Trenton, 2005-06), B.J. Abel (Trenton, 2003-05), Riley Cote (Dayton, 2003-04), Brent Kelly (Johnstown, 2003-05), Kiel McLeod (Trenton, 2005-06) and David Printz (Trenton, 2004-05).

Portland Pirates (8) Jani Hurme (Columbia, 2005-06), Dieter Kochan (Louisville, 1997-98), Simon Ferguson (Greenville, 2004-05), Trevor Gillies (Mississippi, 1999-00; Greensboro, 2000-01; Augusta, 2001-02; Richmond, 2001-03; and Peoria, 2002-03), Zenon Konopka (Wheeling, 2002-03 and Idaho, 2003-04), Pierre-Alexandr Parenteau (Augusta, 2005-06), Geoff Peters (Columbus, 2001-02; Trenton, 2001-02; and Reading, 2002-03), and Igor Pohanka (San Diego, 2003-04).

Providence Bruins (12) Brian Eklund (Pensacola, 2002-04 and Johnstown, 2005-06), Sean Curry (Florida, 2002-03), Scott Ford (Fresno, 2004-05 and Trenton, 2005-06), Ryan Gaucher (Louisiana, 1999-2000; Mississippi, 1999-2000; Toledo, 2000-01; Cincinnati, 2002-03; Florence, 2003-04; Las Vegas, 2004-05; and Alaska, 2004-06), Ben Guite (Tallahassee, 2000-01), Eric Healey (Jackson, 2001-02), Jay Leach (Mississippi, 2001-02; Augusta, 2002-03; Long Beach, 2003-04; and Trenton, 2003-05), Davis Lundbohm (Florida, 2004-05), Jason MacDonald (Toledo, 1995-96), Pascal Pelletier (Louisiana, 2004-05 and Gwinnett, 2004-06), Nathan Robinson (Toledo, 2002-03) and Michael Schutte (Dayton, 2004-05 and Trenton, 2004-05).

Rochester Americans (9) Sylvain Dufresne (Baton Rouge, 1999-2000 and Toledo, 2004-05), Dan Focht (Mississippi, 1998-2000), Rob Globke (Texas, 2004-05), Matt Hendricks (Florida, 2004-05), Greg Jacina (Augusta, 2003-04), Kamil Kreps (Texas, 2003-04), Drew Larman (Florida, 2005-06), Stefan Meyer (Florida, 2005-06) and Brandon Smith (Dayton, 1994-95).

San Antonio Rampage (7) Karl Goehring (Dayton, 2001-02), Mike Bishai (Columbus, 2002-03), David Cornacchia (Mississippi, 2001-03 and Idaho, 2003-05), Justin Cox (Idaho, 2004-06), Josh Gratton (San Diego, 2003-04 and Trenton, 2004-05), Joel Perrault (Augusta, 2005-06) and Layne Ulmer (Charlotte, 2001-02).

Springfield Falcons (11) Jonathan Boutin (Johnstown, 2005-06), Zdenek Blatny (Greenville, 2001-02), Travis Brigley (Macon, 2001-02), Gerard Dicaire (Johnstown, 2005-06), Mike Egener (Johnstown, 2005-06), Mitch Fritz (Tallahassee, 2000-01 and Columbus 2001-04), Timo Helbling (Toledo, 2002-03), Zbynek Hrdel (Johnstown, 2005-06), Doug O’Brien (Johnstown, 2004-05), Jay Rosehill (Johnstown, 2004-05) and David Spina (South Carolina, 2005-06).

Syracuse Crunch (7)Fedor Fedorov (Columbia, 2001-02), Steven Goertzen (Dayton, 2004-05), Tyler Kolarik (Dayton, 2004-06), Geoff Platt (Atlantic City, 2004-05), Brandon Sugden (Dayton, 1998-2000; Tallahassee, 2000-01 and Peoria, 2000-01) Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (Dayton, 2004-05) and Dustin Wood (Trenton, 2002-03).

Toronto Marlies (6) Jean-Sebastien Aubin (Dayton, 1997-98), Bates Battaglia (Mississippi, 2004-05), Tyler Beechey (Trenton, 2002-03 and Pensacola, 2003-05), Brett Engelhardt (Gwinnett 2004-05), Mike Hoffman (Peoria, 2003-04) and Kris Newbury (Pensacola, 2004-05).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (5) Dany Sabourin (Johnstown, 2000-02; Las Vegas, 2003-04 and Wheeling, 2004-05), Daniel Carcillo (Wheeling, 2005-06), Kenny Corupe (Birmingham, 1999-2000; Johnstown, 2000-01; Columbus, 2001-02; Louisiana, 2002-04 and Wheeling, 2004-05), Drew Fata (Wheeling, 2003-06) and Andy Schneider (Wheeling, 2005-06).