The ECHL, in conjunction with The MeiGray Group, announced on Thursday the opening of fan voting for the 2017-18 ECHL Fantasy Team.
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Voting is now open on ECHL.com. Each ECHL team has preselected three players to appear on their team’s ballot. Fans are limited to one ballot during the voting period, which runs until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 11. Fans can vote for up to one player on each ECHL Member Team’s ballot. The winning player for each team will wear a team jersey with a 2018 ECHL Fantasy Team patch during an upcoming home game.
“The MeiGray/ECHL partnership has brought our fans authentic game-worn jerseys for over a decade now,” said ECHL Director of Marketing and Licensing Todd Merton. “The ECHL is proud to partner with the MeiGray Group to once again provide our loyal fans the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind jersey worn by their favorite player.”
“This imaginative program is growing in popularity because collectors around the ECHL love wearing these unique jerseys,” said MeiGray President Barry Meisel. “And we love seeing the fans wearing them in arenas all over the league.”
Fantasy Team jerseys will be available for bid starting in late February. A complete list of auction dates will be announced at a later date.
About The MeiGray Group
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 100,000 game-worn jerseys since its inception in 1997, partners with USA Hockey, the National Women’s Hockey League, and works with eight National Hockey League teams. MeiGray also partners with the National Basketball Association.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 30th season in 2017-18. There have been 633 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 10 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2017-18 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 31 NHL teams in 2017-18, marking the 21st consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.