Allen’s Costello wins ECHL Scoring Title

The ECHL on Monday announced that
Chad Costello of the Allen Americans has won the league scoring championship with 125 points (41g-84a).

Idaho’s Wade MacLeod was second with 80 points (38g-42a) followed by Jesse Schultz of Rapid City (34g-43a), Alaska’s Brendan Connolly (31g-46a) and Drew Fisher of Tulsa (18g-59a) who were all tied for third with 77 points each.

Costello, who was named to All-ECHL First Team and also received the ECHL Sportsmanship Award, also led the league with 84 assists, 35 power-play assists and 44 power-play points while he was tied for second with 41 goals and was third in plus-minus at +43.

The 28-year-old had at least one point in all but eight games this season and had 38 multi-point games. Costello’s 125 points are the most in the ECHL since Hugo Belanger had 144 points in 1995-96, and are the ninth most points in a single-season in league history while his 84 assists are tied for the fifth most in a single season all-time.

ECHL Leading Scorer Award Winners

2015Chad CostelloAllen Americans125 points
2014Brandon MarinoFort Wayne Komets88 points
2013Mathieu RoyFlorida Everblades89 points
2012Dustin GazleyElmira Jackals85 points
2011Justin DonatiElmira Jackals94 points
2010Tyler DonatiElmira Jackals114 points
2009Kevin BakerFlorida Everblades102 points
2008David DesharnaisCincinnati Cyclones106 points
2007Brad SchellGwinnett Gladiators110 points
2006Alex LeavittAlaska Aces91 points
2005Scott GomezAlaska Aces86 points
2004Tim SmithColumbia Inferno95 points
2003Buddy SmithArkansas RiverBlades104 points
2002Louis DumontPensacola IcePilots102 points
2001Scott KingCharlotte Checkers101 points
2000John SpoltoreLouisiana IceGators119 points
1999John SpoltoreLouisiana IceGators109 points
1998Jamey HicksBirmingham Bulls119 points
1997Ed CourtenaySouth Carolina Stingrays110 points
1996Hugo P. BelangerNashville Knights144 points
1995Scott BurfootErie Panthers97 points
1994Phil BergerGreensboro Monarchs139 points
1993Trevor JobeNashville Knights161 points
1992Phil BergerGreensboro Monarchs130 points
1991Stan DruliaKnoxville Cherokees140 points
1990Bill McDougallErie Panthers148 points
1989Daryl HarpeErie Panthers122 points