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Toledo's Tyson Spink named ECHL Rookie of the Year

Tyson Spink, left
Tyson Spink, left
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Komets' Mike Cazzola finished third in voting

Monday, April 10, 2017 03:07 pm

From an ECHL press release: 

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Monday announced that Tyson Spink of the Toledo Walleye has been named CCM Rookie of the Year and the recipient of the John A. Daley Memorial Trophy.

The award is presented annually to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the ECHL as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.. The trophy was named in honor of John A. Daley in 1997. Daley, who passed away in 1996, was one of the founding fathers of the ECHL, serving as general manger and minority owner of the Johnstown Chiefs from the inception of the team in 1988 until 1994.

Tylor Spink of Toledo finished second, followed by Wheeling’s Kevin Schulze, Mike Cazzola of Fort Wayne and Idaho’s Landon Bow.

The ECHL will announce the winner of the Coach of the Year and recipient of the John Brophy Award on Tuesday.

Spink, who was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team last week, led ECHL rookies with 33 goals and nine game-winning goals while finishing third among rookies with 75 points. He was fourth among first-year players with 19 power-play points and was fifth with 42 assists, nine power-play goals and 190 shots on goal.

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