April 9, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL)
PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL on Friday announced that Tyler Donati of the Elmira Jackals has been selected as the CCM U+ ECHL Most Valuable Player for 2009-10.
The CCM U+ Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as voted by the coaches of each of the ECHL teams.
Ryan Kinasewich of the Utah Grizzlies was the runner up.
Donati, who was named First Team All-ECHL, won the ECHL scoring title with 114 points, the most points in a single season in the league since Wheeling's Darren Schwartz also recorded 114 in 1992-93. He is the 63rd player in ECHL history to reach the 100-point mark in a season, and his 114 points are tied for the 18th most in league history. The 23 year old also led the league with 76 assists, 35 power play assists and 44 power play points while finishing fifth with 257 shots and sixth with 38 goals.
CCM U+ ECHL Most Valuable Player Award Winners
2009-10 Tyler Donati, Elmira Jackals
2008-09 Kevin Baker, Florida Everblades
2007-08 David Desharnais, Cincinnati Cyclones (Rookie)
2006-07 Brad Schell, Gwinnett Gladiators
2005-06 Jeff Campbell, Gwinnett Gladiators
2004-05 Scott Gomez, Alaska Aces
2003-04 Scott Stirling, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2002-03 Buddy Smith, Arkansas RiverBlades
2001-02 Frederic Cloutier, Louisiana IceGators (Rookie)
2000-01 Scott King, Charlotte Checkers
1999-00 Andrew Williamson, Toledo Storm
1998-99 Chris Valicevic, Louisiana IceGators
1997-98 Jamey Hicks, Birmingham Bulls
1996-97 Mike Ross, South Carolina Stingrays
1995-96 Hugo Belanger, Nashville Knights (Rookie)
1994-95 Vadim Slivchenko, Wheeling Thunderbirds
1993-94 Joe Flanagan, Birmingham Bulls
1992-93 Trevor Jobe, Nashville Knights
1991-92 Phil Berger, Greensboro Monarchs
1990-91 Stan Drulia, Knoxville Cherokees
1989-90 Bill McDougall, Erie Panthers
1988-89 Daryl Harpe, Erie Panthers