The ECHL on Monday announced that Chad Costello of the Allen Americans has won the league scoring championship with 125 points (41g-84a).
Idaho’s Wade MacLeod was second with 80 points (38g-42a) followed by Jesse Schultz of Rapid City (34g-43a), Alaska’s Brendan Connolly (31g-46a) and Drew Fisher of Tulsa (18g-59a) who were all tied for third with 77 points each.
Costello, who was named to All-ECHL First Team and also received the ECHL Sportsmanship Award, also led the league with 84 assists, 35 power-play assists and 44 power-play points while he was tied for second with 41 goals and was third in plus-minus at +43.
The 28-year-old had at least one point in all but eight games this season and had 38 multi-point games. Costello’s 125 points are the most in the ECHL since Hugo Belanger had 144 points in 1995-96, and are the ninth most points in a single-season in league history while his 84 assists are tied for the fifth most in a single season all-time.
ECHL Leading Scorer Award Winners
|2015||Chad Costello||Allen Americans||125 points|
|2014||Brandon Marino||Fort Wayne Komets||88 points|
|2013||Mathieu Roy||Florida Everblades||89 points|
|2012||Dustin Gazley||Elmira Jackals||85 points|
|2011||Justin Donati||Elmira Jackals||94 points|
|2010||Tyler Donati||Elmira Jackals||114 points|
|2009||Kevin Baker||Florida Everblades||102 points|
|2008||David Desharnais||Cincinnati Cyclones||106 points|
|2007||Brad Schell||Gwinnett Gladiators||110 points|
|2006||Alex Leavitt||Alaska Aces||91 points|
|2005||Scott Gomez||Alaska Aces||86 points|
|2004||Tim Smith||Columbia Inferno||95 points|
|2003||Buddy Smith||Arkansas RiverBlades||104 points|
|2002||Louis Dumont||Pensacola IcePilots||102 points|
|2001||Scott King||Charlotte Checkers||101 points|
|2000||John Spoltore||Louisiana IceGators||119 points|
|1999||John Spoltore||Louisiana IceGators||109 points|
|1998||Jamey Hicks||Birmingham Bulls||119 points|
|1997||Ed Courtenay||South Carolina Stingrays||110 points|
|1996||Hugo P. Belanger||Nashville Knights||144 points|
|1995||Scott Burfoot||Erie Panthers||97 points|
|1994||Phil Berger||Greensboro Monarchs||139 points|
|1993||Trevor Jobe||Nashville Knights||161 points|
|1992||Phil Berger||Greensboro Monarchs||130 points|
|1991||Stan Drulia||Knoxville Cherokees||140 points|
|1990||Bill McDougall||Erie Panthers||148 points|
|1989||Daryl Harpe||Erie Panthers||122 points|