Average ECHL Player Is Younger Than 25 Years Old

The average age of the 559 players on ECHL active rosters as of October 27 was just over 24 1/2 years old. There are 306 players (54 percent) who are 24 years old or less, including 76 who are 21 years old or younger (13 percent).

There are 382 players (68 percent) that are 25 years old or younger while only 43 players (7 1/2 percent) are 30 years or older. The youngest player in the ECHL is Louisiana’s Armands Berzins, who will celebrate his 20th birthday on December 27, while the oldest player is Greensboro’s Daniel Berthiaume, who will turn 38 on January 26.

The youngest team in the ECHL with an average age of just less than 23 years old is Dayton, whose roster only had two players older than 26 years old while also including 20-year-old Andrew Penner and five 21-year-olds (Riley Cote, Janne Jokila, Nate Kiser, Oliver Proulx and Jade Galbraith).

The eldest team in the league with an average age of just over 26 1/2 years old is Charlotte, whose roster includes three players over 30 years old (Allan Egeland, Scott Meyer and Dan Preston) as well as two 21-year-olds (Mike Wirll and Ryan Cuthbert) and 22-year-old Brandon Cullen.