The ECHL on Wednesday announced that Mike Little of the Florida Everblades is the CCM Hockey ECHL Defenseman of the Year for 2014-15 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.
The ECHL Defenseman of the Year award is presented annually to the defensive player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position.
The winner of the Goaltender of the Year award will be announced on Thursday.
Little, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, finished the season tied for the league lead in plus-minus at +46. He was second among defensemen with 54 points, tied for second with 41 assists and tied for sixth with 13 goals.
ECHL Defenseman of the Year Award Winners
|2015||Mike Little||Florida Everblades|
|2014||Matt Register||Ontario Reign|
|2013||Sacha Guimond||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|2012||Aaron Schneekloth||Colorado Eagles|
|2011||Eric Regan||Elmira Jackals|
|2010||J.C. Sawyer||Toledo Walleye|
|2009||Dylan Yeo||Victoria Salmon Kings|
|2008||Peter Metcalf||Alaska Aces|
|2007||Jon Awe||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|2006||Ryan Gaucher||Alaska Aces|
|2005||Ray DiLauro||Wheeling Nailers|
|2004||Corey Neilson||Pensacola Ice Pilots|
|2003||Jim Baxter||Mississippi Sea Wolves|
|2002||Duncan Dalmao||Roanoke Express|
|2001||Tom Nemeth||Dayton Bombers|
|2000||Tom Nemeth||Dayton Bombers|
|1999||Chris Valicevic||Louisiana IceGators|
|1998||Chris Valicevic||Louisiana IceGators|
|1997||Chris Valicevic||Louisiana Ice Gators|
|1996||Chris Valicevic||Louisiana IceGators|
|1995||Brandon Smith||Dayton Bombers|
|1994||Tom Nemeth||Dayton Bombers|
|1993||Derek Booth||Toledo Storm|
|1992||Scott White||Greensboro Monarchs|
|1991||Brett MacDonald||Nashville Knights|
|1990||Bill Whitfield||Virginia Lancers|
|1989||Kelly Szautner||Erie Panthers|