Daniels, Little are AMI Graphics Plus Performers of the Year

The ECHL on Monday announced that
Drew Daniels of the Fort Wayne Komets and Mike Little of the Florida Everblades are the recipients of the AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Year award after both finishing the season with a plus-minus rating of +46.

Chad Costello of Allen finished third with a plus-minus rating of +43, followed by Ontario’s Matt White at +40 and Joey Leach of Fort Wayne at +37.

Daniels finished even or better in 60 of his 72 games this season and was tied for second among ECHL defensemen with 41 assists and was seventh among all blue liners with 45 points. He has recorded 52 points (5g-47a) in 129 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Utah and Cincinnati.

Little, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, posted an even or better rating in 53 of his 63 games in 2014-15, including in each of the final 12 games of the regular season. He was second among ECHL defensemen with 53 points and tied for second with 41 assists. The 27-year-old has 153 points (35g-118a) in 248 career ECHL games with Florida, Stockton and Reading.

ECHL Plus-Minus Rating Leaders

2015Drew DanielsFort Wayne Komets+46
 Mike LittleFlorida Everblades+46
2014Peter SivakAlaska Aces+49
2013Matt CaseIdaho Steelheads+32
2012Mathieu AubinCincinnati Cyclones
2011Trent DaavettilaKalamazoo Wings+28
 Brendan ConnollyGreenville Road Warriors+28
2010Mark DerlagoIdaho Steelheads+34
2009Travis MorinSouth Carolina Stingrays+37
2008Chad StarlingCincinnati Cyclones+48
2007Matt ShasbyAlaska Aces+43
2006Peter MetcalfAlaska Aces+44
2005Aaron PhillipsPensacola Ice Pilots+36
2004Tim SmithColumbia Inferno+40
2003Mike GlumacPee Dee Pride+37
 Dennis VialColumbia Inferno+37
2002Konstantin KalmikovLouisiana IceGators+43
2001Jay MurphyLouisiana IceGators+32
2000Andy MacIntyreFlorida Everblades+46
1999Jan VodrazkaPee Dee Pride
1998Stan Melanson
Louisiana Ice Gators
1997Dominic Maltais
Hampton Roads Admirals
1996Kim Maier
Knoxville Cherokees
1995Jamie Steer
Dayton Bombers
1994Sebastien Laplante
Greensboro Monarchs
1993Victor Gervais
Hampton Roads Admirals
1992Brad McCaughey
Toledo Storm