All-ECHL First and Second Teams Announced
April 7, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release
PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL on Thursday announced its All-ECHL First and Second Teams for 2015-16 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards.
2015-16 All-ECHL First Team
G - Josh Robinson, Missouri Mavericks (30 gp, 27-1-1, 1.84 GAA, .930 save pct.)
D - Mathew Maione, Wheeling Nailers (68 gp, 9g, 42a, 51 pts., -7)
D - Adrian Veideman, Colorado Eagles (69 gp, 17g, 27a, 44 pts., +23)
F - Shane Berschbach, Toledo Walleye (60 gp, 24g, 43a, 67 pts., +14)
F - Chad Costello, Allen Americans (70 gp, 24g, 77a, 101 pts., -2)
F - Trent Daavettila, Colorado Eagles (69 gp, 25g, 54a, 79 pts., +31)
The ECHL will announce the Community Service Award and Sportsmanship Award winners on Friday.
Josh Robinson of the Missouri Mavericks set an ECHL record with a personal 21-game winning streak from Nov. 4-Feb. 14. He leads the league with a 1.84 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage while he is tied for third with 27 wins.
Mathew Maione of the Wheeling Nailers leads all defensemen with 42 assists, 51 points, 20 power-play assists, 21 power-play points and 220 shots on goal. He started the season with Brampton before being traded to Wheeling where he has posted 41 points (5g-36a) in 51 games.
Adrian Veideman is tied for first among ECHL defensemen with 17 goals and is second with 44 points. He has six game-winning goals, which is second among league blueliners, and his three overtime goals is tied for the overall league lead.
Shane Berschbach of the Toledo Walleye is fourth in the league in both assists (43) and points (67) and his six game-winning goals are tied for sixth.
Chad Costello of the Allen Americans is appearing on the All-ECHL First Team for the second consecutive season and for the third time in his career. He is currently riding a 17-game assist streak, which is tied for the second-longest streak in ECHL history, and he leads the league with 77 assists, 101 points, 33 power-play assists and 40 power-play points.
Trent Daavettila of the Colorado Eagles is on the All-ECHL First Team for the first time after twice previously earning All-ECHL Second Team honors (2010-11 and 2013-14). He ranks second in the ECHL with 54 assists and 79 points and is fourth in plus-minus with a +31 rating.
2015-16 All-ECHL Second Team
G - Jeff Lerg, Toledo Walleye (41 gp, 28-10-3, 2.13 GAA, .927 save pct.)
D - Adam Comrie, Reading Royals (39 gp, 15g, 19a, 34 pts., +8)
D - William Wrenn, Alaska Aces (57 gp, 4g, 37a, 41 pts., -8)
F - Riley Brace, Wheeling Nailers (54 gp, 26g, 37a, 63 pts., +6)
F - Jesse Root, Missouri Mavericks (50 gp, 26g, 33a, 59 pts., +34)
F - Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne Komets (60 gp, 24g, 50a, 74 pts., +21)
Jeff Lerg of the Toledo Walleye is appearing on the All-ECHL Second Team for the second consecutive season. He is second in the league with 28 wins, tied for second with a .927 save percentage and fifth with a 2.13 goals-against average.
Adam Comrie of the Reading Royals is on the All-ECHL Second Team for the second time in his career after also earning the honor in 2012-13. Comrie is tied for third among ECHL defensemen with 15 goals despite playing just 39 games as has been recalled to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League since Jan. 21.
William Wrenn of the Alaska Aces ranks second among ECHL defensemen with 37 assists and is tied for third with 41 points. He has 14 power-play assists which is tied for sixth among blueliners.
Riley Brace of the Wheeling Nailers is fifth in the league with 63 points (26g-37a) despite playing just 54 games. He has five game-winning goals, which is tied for 15th in the league, and he has tallied 33 points (13g-20a) in his last 25 games since returning from a stint in the American Hockey League.
Jesse Root of the Missouri Mavericks is tied for 14th in the ECHL with 59 points (26g-33a) in 50 games and is tied for the league lead with eight game-winning goals while ranking third in plus-minus with a +34 rating. He had a 15-game point streak from Nov. 20-Jan. 22, ranking as the second-longest such streak in the league this season.
Shawn Szydlowski of the Fort Wayne Komets earns recognition for the second straight season after being named to the All-ECHL First Team last season. Szydlowski is third in the league with 50 assists and 74 points while he is tied for the league lead with three shorthanded assists.
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