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Little named CCM Hockey ECHL Defenseman of the Year


The ECHL on Wednesday announced that Mike Little of the Florida Everblades is the
CCM Hockey ECHL Defenseman of the Year for 2014-15 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.

The ECHL Defenseman of the Year award is presented annually to the defensive player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position.

Matt Register of Ontario finished second, followed by Florida’s Cameron Burt, Aaron Gens of Allen and Colorado’s Collin Bowman.

The winner of the Goaltender of the Year award will be announced on Thursday.

Little, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, finished the season tied for the league lead in plus-minus at +46. He was second among defensemen with 54 points, tied for second with 41 assists and tied for sixth with 13 goals.

ECHL Defenseman of the Year Award Winners

   
YEARDEFENSEMANTEAM
   
2015Mike LittleFlorida Everblades
   
2014Matt RegisterOntario Reign
   
2013 Sacha GuimondGwinnett Gladiators
   
2012 Aaron Schneekloth Colorado Eagles
   
2011Eric ReganElmira Jackals
   
2010J.C. SawyerToledo Walleye
   
2009Dylan YeoVictoria Salmon Kings
   
2008Peter MetcalfAlaska Aces
   
2007Jon AweGwinnett Gladiators
   
2006Ryan GaucherAlaska Aces
   
2005Ray DiLauroWheeling Nailers
   
2004Corey NeilsonPensacola Ice Pilots
   
2003Jim BaxterMississippi Sea Wolves
   
2002Duncan DalmaoRoanoke Express
   
2001Tom NemethDayton Bombers
   
2000Tom NemethDayton Bombers
   
1999Chris ValicevicLouisiana IceGators
   
1998Chris ValicevicLouisiana IceGators
   
1997Chris ValicevicLouisiana Ice Gators
   
1996Chris ValicevicLouisiana IceGators
   
1995Brandon SmithDayton Bombers
   
1994Tom NemethDayton Bombers
   
1993Derek BoothToledo Storm
   
1992Scott WhiteGreensboro Monarchs
   
1991Brett MacDonaldNashville Knights
   
1990Bill WhitfieldVirginia Lancers
   
1989Kelly SzautnerErie Panthers