Fort Wayne's Sean Venedam named UHL Best Defensive Forward
April 22, 2005 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) News Release
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO--- The United Hockey League (UHL) announced Friday that Fort Wayne Komets center Sean Venedam has been named the 2004-05 UHL Best Defensive Forward as selected by the league head coaches, general managers, and members of the media.
The 28-year-old native of Valley East, Ontario completed the regular season with 85 points (39g, 46a), which ranked 12th in the league. He had a plus-35 rating in 78 games, which ranked 4th in the UHL. His seven game-winning goals tied for the second most in the UHL.
Venedam was selected to Team Mountain Dew in the 2005 Pepsi UHL All-Star Classic in January. He also was named Sher-Wood UHL Player of the Month for December 2004. It is the third consecutive season that a member of the Fort Wayne Komets was selected as the UHL Best Defensive Forward (Colin Chaulk 2002-03, 2003-04).
PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF UHL BEST DEFENSIVE FORWARD
2003-04 Colin Chaulk, Fort Wayne
2002-03 Colin Chaulk, Fort Wayne
2001-02 Steve Gibson, Quad City
2000-01 Jason Ulmer, Quad City
1999-00 Jay Neal, Port Huron
1998-99 Paul Willett, Muskegon
1997-98 Brad Jones, B.C.
1996-97 Brian Downey, Madison
1995-96 Brian Downey, Madison
1994-95 Terry Menard, Thunder Bay
1993-94 Jamey Hicks, Brantford
1992-93 Todd Howarth, Thunder Bay
1991-92 Tim Bean, St. Thomas
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