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

2014   Mickey Lang Orlando Solar Bears
2013   Ryan Zapolski South Carolina Stingrays
2012   Chad Costello Colorado Eagles
2011   Wes Goldie Alaska Aces
2010   Tyler Donati Elmira Jackals
2009   Kevin Baker Florida Everblades
2008   David Desharnais Cincinnati Cyclones
2007   Brad Schell Gwinnett Gladiators
2006   Jeff Campbell Gwinnett Gladiators
2005   Scott Gomez Alaska Aces
2004   Scott Stirling Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2003   Buddy Smith Arkansas RiverBlades
2002   Frederic Cloutier Louisiana IceGators
2001   Scott King Charlotte Checkers
2000   Andrew Williamson Toledo Storm
1999   Chris Valicevic Louisiana IceGators
1998   Jamey Hicks Birmingham Bulls
1997   Mike Ross South Carolina Stingrays
1996   Hugo P. Belanger Nashville Knights
1995   Vadim Slivchenko Wheeling Thunderbirds
1994   Joe Flanagan Birmingham Bulls
1993   Trevor Jobe Nashville Knights
1992   Phil Berger Greensboro Monarchs
1991   Stan Drulia Knoxville Cherokees
1990   Bill McDougall Erie Panthers
1989   Daryl Harpe Erie Panthers