ECHL Today January 13
January 13, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release
Florida Everblades (23-8-2) at Charlotte Checkers (18-15-2) 7 p.m. ET
- Charlotte's Jeff
Jakaitis is 3-1-0 with a shutout and a goals-against average of 1.86
Lee leads the Everblades against Charlotte with five assists and six
points in six games.
- Checkers rookie All-Star Matthew
Ford has a four-game point streak (2g-6a) and a four-game assist streak
- Florida rookie All-Star David
Leggio is 3-0-0 with a shutout and a goals-against average of 1.67 in
his last three starts.
Dayton Bombers (20-13-4) at Elmira Jackals (17-15-4) 7:05 p.m.
- Jackals are 3-1-1 at home and 7-2-1 overall against the Bombers.
- Dayton's Mike
McLean has 13 assists and 22 points in his last 14 games.
- Elmira All-Star Josh
Aspenlind has six assists and 10 points in his last 10 games.
- Bombers' Jarret
Lukin has six points (3g-3a) in his last four games.
Longest Winning Streak, One Season
17 - Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 16-Feb. 29, 2008
15 - Victoria Salmon Kings, Dec. 6 to present
14 - Louisiana IceGators, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001
Knoxville Cherokees, Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994
13 - Las Vegas Wranglers, Mar. 10-Apr. 7, 2007
12 - South Carolina Stingrays, Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2007
Las Vegas Wranglers, Dec. 3-28, 2005
Pensacola Ice Pilots, Jan. 22-Feb. 18, 2005
Wheeling Nailers, Feb. 20-Mar. 12, 2004
Florida Everblades, Dec. 14, 1999-Jan. 13, 2000
Chesapeake Icebreakers, Feb. 14-Mar. 13, 1998
Erie Panthers, 1989-90
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Premier AA' Hockey League Fast Facts
- The ECHL celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08 and is the
third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National
Hockey League and the American Hockey League.
- ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be
a coast-to-coast league with 21 teams in 16 states and British Columbia in
- The Reading Royals, the City of Reading and the Sovereign Center will
host the 17th
Annual ECHL All-Star Game on Jan. 21, 2009 and the 12th Annual All-Star
Skills Competition on Jan. 20, 2009.
- The league officially changed its name from East Coast Hockey League to
ECHL on May
- Affiliations with 24 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League
marking 12th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with
at least 20 teams in the NHL.
- 386 former ECHL
players have played in NHL.
- 130 have played their first NHL game in the last four seasons.
- 31 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former
Wheeling Nailers and ECHL All-Star defenseman Paul
Bissonnette (Pittsburgh on Oct. 4), former Bakersfield Condors center
Bolduc (Vancouver on Nov. 27), former Florida Everblades defenseman Brett
Carson (Carolina on Dec. 7), former South Carolina Stingrays defenseman
Collins (Washington on Dec. 6), former Las Vegas Wranglers and Wheeling
Nailers goaltender John
Curry (Pittsburgh on Nov. 26), former Greenville Grrrowl goaltender
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers (Edmonton on Oct. 17), former Johnstown Chiefs
Deveaux (Toronto on Nov. 27), former Dayton Bombers center Philippe
Dupuis (Colorado on Dec. 12), former Gwinnett Gladiators right wing Pat
Dwyer former Columbus Cottonmouths and Tallahassee Tiger Sharks left
Fritz (New York Islanders on Oct. 30), former South Carolina Stingrays
right wing Andrew
Gordon (Washington on Dec. 23), former Charlotte Checkers center Dwight
Helminen (Carolina on Oct. 28), former Trenton Devils right wing Pierre-Luc
Letourneau-Leblond (New Jersey on Oct. 22), former Gwinnett Gladiators
Lehman (Atlanta on Dec. 18), former Charlotte Checkers defenseman Steve
MacIntyre (Edmonton on Oct. 15), former Florida Everblades left wing Kenndal
McArdle (Florida on Dec. 2), former Phoenix RoadRunners and Wheeling
Nailers center Cam
Paddock (St. Louis on Nov. 14), former Las Vegas Wranglers defenseman
Pardy (Calgary on Oct. 9), former Idaho Steelheads left wing Warren
Peters (Calgary on Dec. 7), former Charlotte Checkers defenseman Corey
Potter (New York Rangers on Dec. 7), former Charlotte Checkers,
Columbia Inferno and Elmira Jackals defenseman Bryan
Rodney (Carolina on Dec. 11), former Gwinnett Gladiators center Jared
Ross (Philadelphia on Oct. 11), former Alaska Aces goaltender Marek
Schwarz (St. Louis on Oct. 25), former Greenville Grrrowl and Stockton
Thunder center Tim
Sestito (Edmonton on Nov. 26), former Dayton Bombers and Las Vegas
Wranglers defenseman Tyler
Sloan (Washington on Oct. 21), former Utah Grizzlies and ECHL All-Star
Smith (New York Islanders on Dec. 31), former Johnstown Chiefs and
Mississippi Sea Wolves forward Radek
Smolenak (Tampa Bay on Dec. 2), former Augusta Lynx defenseman Brett
Skinner (New York Islanders on Oct. 27), former Las Vegas Wranglers and
ECHL All-Star defenseman Tyson
Strachan (St. Louis on Dec. 18), former Wheeling Nailers right wing Tim
Wallace (Pittsburgh on Dec. 10) and former Idaho Steelheads center Tom
Wandell (Dallas on Dec. 10).
- There were 72
former ECHL players on NHL opening-day rosters.
- Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2007-08 including
six who played in both the ECHL and the NHL: Chris
Beckford-Tseu (Alaska and St. Louis), Adam
Berti (Pensacola and Chicago), Joe
Jensen (Wheeling and Carolina), Dan
LaCosta (Elmira and Columbus), Jonathan
Quick (Reading and Los Angeles) and Danny
Taylor (Reading and Los Angeles).
- Record 47 former ECHL players played their first NHL game in 2005-06.
- ECHL is represented for the eighth consecutive year on the National
Hockey League championship team in 2008 by
Aaron Downey of the Detroit Red Wings.
- Former ECHL coaches working as head coaches in the NHL are Bruce
Boudreau of the Washington Capitals and Scott
Gordon of the New York Islanders. Boudreau, who coached Mississippi for
three seasons winning the Kelly Cup championship in 1999, was named
NHL Coach of the Year in 2007-08 becoming the first former ECHL coach
to receive the award. Peter Laviolette, who began his coaching career with
the Wheeling Nailers, led Carolina Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup in
- There are 18 assistant coaches in the NHL who were players or coaches in
- There are 18 former ECHL officials scheduled to work as part of the NHL
officiating team in 2008-09 with referees David
Hebert, Marc Joannette, Mike Leggo, Wes McCauley, Dean Morton, Dan
O'Rourke, Brian Pochmara, Kevin Pollock, Kyle Rehman, Chris Rooney, Justin
St. Pierre and Ian Walsh and linesmen Steve Barton, Brian Mach, Tim
Nowak and Jay Sharrers. Barton, Joannette, Leggo, McCauley, Nowak, Pollock,
Rooney and Sharrers all worked the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- ECHL has affiliations with 23 of the 29 teams in the American Hockey
League and for the past 19 years there has been an ECHL player on the
Calder Cup Champion.
- In the last six seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than
all other professional leagues combined with over 2,000 call-ups involving
more than 1,000 players since 2002-03.
- Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.
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ECHL Stories from January 13, 2009
- Reign Turn Up The Heat With Two Home Games - Ontario Reign
- AmeriServ Sellout Challenge Update - Johnstown Chiefs
- Bombers Take First Of Two At Elmira 6-3 - Dayton Bombers
- Big Saves Boost Bombers - Elmira Jackals
- Michael Ouzas Selected As Reebok ECHL Goaltender of the Week - Reading Royals
- Blades' Five-Goal Second Period Launches Them to 5th Straight Win - Florida Everblades
- Danny Taylor Recalled To Manchester - Reading Royals
- Checkers Have No Answer for Everblades Offense - Charlotte Checkers
- Aces Add Turek on Eve of Victoria Series - Alaska Aces
- Wheeling Nailers Sign Former NHL Goal Scorer - Wheeling Nailers
- ECHL Transactions - ECHL
- Nastiuk called up to AHL Providence - Atlanta Gladiators
- McEwan Loaned To AHL Worcester - Phoenix RoadRunners
- Grizzlies Fan Potts Wins Trip To ECHL All-Star Game Presented By Guardian Wear - ECHL
- Reading's Ouzas Named Reebok ECHL Goaltender Of The Week - ECHL
- Guardian Wear Offers Limited-Edition All-Star T-Shirts - ECHL
- Fans ages 6-16 can register at Beef O'Brady's to interview their favorite player - Mississippi Sea Wolves
- Bombers Trade Defenseman Wooddisse to Utah - Dayton Bombers
- Grizzlies Acquire Wooddisse From Dayton - Utah Grizzlies
- Blades Swap Players in Albany - Florida Everblades
- Wheeling Nailers Announce Youth Ski Cap Night - Wheeling Nailers
- B2 Networks Announces ECHL TV Schedule For Jan. 13-20 - ECHL
- ECHL Today January 13 - ECHL
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