Royals’ Gill named Most Valuable Player of Kelly Cup Playoffs

Riley Gill of the Reading Royals has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

The award is presented annually “to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs” as selected by members of the media and ECHL League Office staff at the conclusion of the final game of the Kelly Cup Finals.

Gill appeared in 17 games during the postseason, posting a record of 13-4, while finishing second among goaltenders with a 1.91 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. His four shutouts are tied for the second most in a single postseason in ECHL history and his two shutouts in the Kelly Cup Finals are tied for the most in a Finals series in League history.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award

2013 Riley Gill
Reading Royals
2012 John Muse Florida Everblades
2011 Scott Howes Alaska Aces
2010 Jeremy Smith and Robert Mayer Cincinnati Cyclones
2009 James Reimer South Carolina Stingrays
2008 Cedrick Desjardins Cincinnati Cyclones
2007 Steve Silverthorn Idaho Steelheads
2006 Mike Scott Alaska Aces
2005 Leon Hayward Trenton Titans
2004 Dan Ellis Idaho Steelheads
2003 Kevin Colley Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2002 Simon Gamache and Tyrone Garner Greenville Grrrowl
2001 Dave Seitz South Carolina Stingrays

J.F. Boutin and Jason Christie

Peoria Rivermen
1999 Travis Scott Mississippi Sea Wolves
1998 Sebastien Charpentier Hampton Roads Admirals
1997 Jason Fitzsimmons South Carolina Stingrays
1996 Nick Vitucci Charlotte Checkers
1995 Blaine Moore Richmond Renegades
1994 Dave Gagnon Toledo Storm
1993 Rick Judson Toledo Storm
1992 Mark Bernard Hampton Roads Admirals
1991 Dave Flanagan and Dave Gagnon Hampton Roads Admirals
1990 Wade Flaherty Greensboro Monarchs
1989 Nick Vitucci Carolina Thunderbirds