The Warrior Hockey Goaltender of the Year award is presented annually to the goaltender selected to be the best at his position as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.
Jakaitis also won the award in 2011-12 while with Gwinnett and last year with the Stingrays, becoming the first goaltender in ECHL history to win the Goaltender of the Year award three times. It is also the third consecutive year that a South Carolina goaltender has captured the award after Ryan Zapolski won in 2012-13.
The winner of the CCM Most Valuable Player award will be announced on Friday.
Jakaitis, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, led the ECHL with a 1.96 goals-against average and seven shutouts, which is tied for the second most in a single-season in ECHL history. He finished the season second in the league with a .924 save percentage and was sixth with 23 wins.
A native of Rochester, Minn., Jakaitis set three ECHL records during the course of the season as he posted four consecutive shutouts from March 7-20, went 321:46 without allowing a goal and won 16 consecutive decisions from Feb. 15-April 2.
Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Year Award Winners
|2015||Jeff Jakaitis||South Carolina Stingrays|
|2014||Jeff Jakaitis||South Carolina Stingrays|
|2013||Ryan Zapolski||South Carolina Stingrays|
|2012||Jeff Jakaitis||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|2011||Gerald Coleman||Alaska Aces|
|2010||Todd Ford||South Carolina Stingrays|
|2009||J.P. Lamoureux||Alaska Aces|
|2008||Anton Khudobin||Texas Wildcatters|
|2007||Adam Berkhoel||Dayton Bombers|
|2006||Matt Underhill||Alaska Aces|
|2005||Chris Madden||Long Beach Ice Dogs/Florida Everblades|
|2004||Scott Stirling||Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies|
|2003||Alfie Michaud||Peoria Rivermen|
|2002||Frederic Cloutier||Louisiana IceGators|
|2001||Scott Stirling||Trenton Titans|
|2000||Jan Lasak||Hampton Roads Admirals|
|1999||Maxime Gingras||Richmond Renegades|
|1998||Nick Vitucci||Toledo Storm|
|1997||Marc Delorme||Louisiana IceGators|
|1996||Alain Morissette||Louisville RiverFrogs|
|1995||Chris Gordon||Huntington Blizzard|
|1994||Cory Cadden||Knoxville Cherokees|