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Crunch Present 2014-15 Team Awards

April 18, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch presented the following awards prior to Saturday's contest against Bridgeport.

Bryant & Stratton "Smart Player" of the Year Award - #37 Yanni Gourde

This award goes to the player recognized as the smartest player on the ice throughout the year. He is in the right place at the right time to make the necessary play.

Columbia College "Go for Greater" Player of the Year Award - #18 Jonathan Marchessault

This award goes the player who continues to go for greater- through his on-ice play, assistance in the community or team leadership.

Davis-Ulmer "Crunch Protector" Player of the Year - #33 Dalton Smith

This award goes to the player who is always first to stick up for his teammates.

Eastern Shore Associates "Most Improved" Player of the Year - #6 Dylan Blujus

This award goes to the player who has shown the most improvement throughout the year.

Ephesus "Brightest Prospect"/Rookie of the Year Award - #65 Slater Koekkoek

This award goes to the best prospect of the year.

Gannon Pest Control "Pest of the Year" Award - #71 Tanner Richard

This award goes to the player who was voted by the fans as the hardest to play against for an opposing team.

NBT Bank "Plus/Minus Play of Year" Award - #37 Yanni Gourde

This award goes to the most dependable Crunch player, the one who leads the team in the plus/minus category. Gourde leads the team at plus-16.

NYCM Insurance "Insurance Player of the Year" Award - #37 Yanni Gourde

This award goes to the player with the most insurance goals on the season - insuring his team a win.

Lamacchia Power Forward of the Year Award - #10 Mike Angelidis

This award goes to the team's best power forward.

Change of Pace Wing of the Year Award - #18 Jonathan Marchessault

This award goes to the team's best winger.

IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year - #29 Eric Neilson

This award recognizes the Crunch player for exemplary community service. This is the third consecutive year Neilson has received this award.

Defenseman of the Year - #65 Slater Koekkoek

This award goes to the team's best defenseman.

RE/MAX MVP Award - #10 Mike Angelidis

This award goes to the Most Valuable Player on the ice.

For the latest Crunch information, visit the team's official website, syracusecrunch.com, or follow the club on Facebook, facebook.com/syracusecrunch, Twitter, @SyracuseCrunch, and Instagram, @OfficialSyracuseCrunch.


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