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American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year team award winners announced

April 3, 2007 - American Hockey League (AHL)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today the individual team winners of the American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year awards, given to one player from each AHL member team for his outstanding contributions to his local community and charitable organizations during the 2006-07 season.

From this list of 27 finalists, representatives from American Specialty and the AHL will choose the winner of the 2006-07 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award.

The AHL's annual Man of the Year award is named after the late Yanick Dupre, who died in August 1997 at the age of 24, following a 16-month battle with leukemia. Dupre, an AHL All-Star in 1995, played four seasons with the Hershey Bears, registering 169 points in 207 AHL games. He also skated in 35 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The winner of the 2006-07 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced later this month.

This year's winners of the American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year awards are:

Mitch Love, Albany River Rats

Bobby Robins, Binghamton Senators

Mark Wotton, Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Brian Sipotz, Chicago Wolves

Derek Meech, Grand Rapids Griffins

Corey Locke, Hamilton Bulldogs

Hugh Jessiman, Hartford Wolf Pack

Dean Arsene, Hershey Bears

Ryan Stokes, Houston Aeros

Marty Sertich, Iowa Stars

David Clarkson, Lowell Devils

Gabe Gauthier, Manchester Monarchs

J.J. Hunter, Manitoba Moose

Bracken Kearns, Milwaukee Admirals

Danny Richmond, Norfolk Admirals

Tim Hambly, Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights

Aaron MacKenzie, Peoria Rivermen

Riley Cote, Philadelphia Phantoms

Drew Miller, Portland Pirates

Jordan Sigalet, Providence Bruins

Patrick Kaleta, Rochester Americans

Logan Stephenson, San Antonio Rampage

Mitch Fritz, Springfield Falcons

Jeffrey Szwez, Syracuse Crunch

Jeff Corey, Toronto Marlies

Matt Carkner, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Riley Armstrong, Worcester Sharks

The winner of the 2006-07 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced later this month.

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