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Jakaitis named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Year

 

The ECHL on Thursday announced that Jeff Jakaitis of the South Carolina Stingrays is the recipient of the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Year award for 2013-14.

 

The Warrior Hockey Goaltender of the Year award is presented annually to the goaltender selected to be the best at his position as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.

 

Jakaitis also won the award in 2011-12 while with Gwinnett and joins Scott Stirling (2000-01 and 2003-04) as the only two-time winners in the award’s history.

 

Laurent Brossoit of Bakersfield finished second, followed by Ontario’s Michael Hutchinson, Igor Bobkov of Utah and Kalamazoo’s Jordan Binnington.

 

The winner of the CCM Most Valuable Player award will be announced on Friday.

 

Jakaitis, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, was third in the league with 24 wins and a .924 save percentage, fifth with a 2.16 goals-against average and tied for sixth with three shutouts. He was named ECHL Goaltender of the Month for both October and December, giving him an ECHL-record four monthly awards in his career. Jakaitis allowed two goals or less in 28 of his 40 appearances this season.


Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Year Award Winners 

   
YEARGOALIETEAM
   
2014Jeff JakaitisSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
2013Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
2012Jeff JakaitisGwinnett Gladiators
   
2011Gerald ColemanAlaska Aces
   
2010Todd FordSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
2009J.P. LamoureuxAlaska Aces
   
2008Anton KhudobinTexas Wildcatters
   
2007Adam BerkhoelDayton Bombers
   
2006Matt UnderhillAlaska Aces
   
2005Chris MaddenLong Beach Ice Dogs/Florida Everblades
   
2004Scott StirlingAtlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
   
2003Alfie MichaudPeoria Rivermen
   
2002Frederic CloutierLouisiana IceGators
   
2001Scott StirlingTrenton Titans
   
2000Jan LasakHampton Roads Admirals
   
1999Maxime GingrasRichmond Renegades
   
1998Nick VitucciToledo Storm
   
1997Marc DelormeLouisiana IceGators
   
1996Alain MorissetteLouisville RiverFrogs
   
1995Chris GordonHuntington Blizzard
   
1994Cory CaddenKnoxville Cherokees