Orlando’s Lang named CCM ECHL Most Valuable Player

 

The ECHL on Friday announced that Mickey Lang of the Orlando Solar Bears has been selected as the CCM ECHL Most Valuable Player for 2013-14.

 

The CCM Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.

 

Peter Sivak of Alaska finished second, followed by Fort Wayne’s Brandon Marino, Jeff Jakaitis of South Carolina and Bakersfield’s Laurent Brossoit.

 

Lang, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, led the league with 44 goals, becoming the first ECHL player to score at least 40 goals in a season since 2010-11. His 16 power-play goals also led the league and he finished third with 77 points. Lang was tied for the league lead with seven game-winning goals, tied for third with 21 power-play points and was fifth with 227 shots on goal.

 

He was acquired in a trade with Fort Wayne in December, and tallied 51 points (27g-24a) in 37 games with the Solar Bears. Orlando posted a 28-12-4 record from Dec. 30 when Lang played his first game with the club through the end of the season.


CCM ECHL Most Valuable Player Award Winners

    
YEAR MOST VALUABLE PLAYERTEAM
    
2014 Mickey LangOrlando Solar Bears
    
2013 Ryan ZapolskiSouth Carolina Stingrays
    
2012 Chad CostelloColorado Eagles
    
2011 Wes GoldieAlaska Aces
    
2010 Tyler DonatiElmira Jackals
    
2009 Kevin BakerFlorida Everblades
    
2008 David DesharnaisCincinnati Cyclones
    
2007 Brad SchellGwinnett Gladiators
    
2006 Jeff CampbellGwinnett Gladiators
    
2005 Scott GomezAlaska Aces
    
2004 Scott StirlingAtlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
    
2003 Buddy SmithArkansas RiverBlades
    
2002 Frederic CloutierLouisiana IceGators
    
2001 Scott KingCharlotte Checkers
    
2000 Andrew WilliamsonToledo Storm
    
1999 Chris ValicevicLouisiana IceGators
    
1998 Jamey HicksBirmingham Bulls
    
1997 Mike RossSouth Carolina Stingrays
    
1996 Hugo P. BelangerNashville Knights
    
1995 Vadim SlivchenkoWheeling Thunderbirds
    
1994 Joe FlanaganBirmingham Bulls
    
1993 Trevor JobeNashville Knights
    
1992 Phil BergerGreensboro Monarchs
    
1991 Stan DruliaKnoxville Cherokees
    
1990 Bill McDougallErie Panthers
    
1989 Daryl HarpeErie Panthers