PENSACOLA, Fla. Frederic Cloutier of Pensacola has been selected by The Hockey News as the top goaltender in the ECHL in the publication’s March 15 issue that focuses on goaltenders.
In his first season with Pensacola, Cloutier is 25-10-3 and leads the ECHL with 25 wins while ranking second with 1,162 saves and fifth with 2,236 minutes. He is tied for second in the league with a team record four shutouts and ranks 12th in the league with a goals-against average of 2.39.
As a rookie in 2001-02, Cloutier was named ECHL Rookie of the Year and ECHL Goaltender of the Year and became the first goaltender to be named ECHL Most Valuable Player. He was also named First Team All-ECHL and to the ECHL All-Rookie team in 2001-02 after going 28-5-3 and setting league records for goals-against average (1.84) and save percentage (.945). He was named as a starter in the ECHL All-Star Game in 2002 and 2004.