The ECHL on Thursday announced its All-ECHL First and Second Teams for 2013-14 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.
2013-14 All-ECHL First Team
G –Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (40 gp, 24-12-3, 2.16 GAA, .924 save pct.)
D –Sam Ftorek, Kalamazoo Wings (68 gp, 13g, 34a, 47 pts., +5)
D –Matt Register, Ontario Reign (66 gp, 14g, 30a, 44 pts., +22)
F – Mickey Lang, Orlando Solar Bears (58 gp, 44g, 31a, 75 pts., +6)
F –Brandon Marino, Fort Wayne Komets (70 gp, 29g, 57a, 86 pts., Even)
F –Peter Sivak, Alaska Aces (65 gp, 29g, 50a, 79 pts., +46)
2013-14 All-ECHL Second Team
G –Laurent Brossoit, Bakersfield Condors (36 gp, 24-9-2, 2.05 GAA, .924 save pct.)
D –Mike Ratchuk, Wheeling Nailers (67 gp, 15g, 27a, 42 pts., -11)
D –Elgin Reid, Kalamazoo Wings (56 gp, 5g, 32a, 37 pts., +13)
F –Trent Daavettila, Colorado Eagles (61 gp, 22g, 43a, 65 pts., +19)
F –Kyle Ostrow, Colorado Eagles (62 gp, 28g, 38a, 66 pts., +20)
F –Andrew Rowe, Greenville Road Warriors (61 gp, 29g, 34a, 63 pts., +30)
All-ECHL First Team
Jeff Jakaitis of the South Carolina Stingrays is tied for the ECHL lead with 24 wins while ranking fourth with a 2.16 goals-against average and tied for second with a .924 save percentage. He was named ECHL Goaltender of the Month in both October and December, helping him to set a new league record with four monthly awards in his career. This is the second time that Jakaitis has been named to the All-ECHL First Team after also receiving the honor while with Gwinnett in 2011-12.
Sam Ftorek of the Kalamazoo Wings leads ECHL defensemen with 34 assist, 47 points, 10 power-play goals, and 25 power-play points while ranking third with 15 power-play assists. Earlier this season, he became just the third player in ECHL history to reach the 700-games played plateau for his career.
Matt Register of the Ontario Reign is second among defensemen with 14 goals and 44 points and he is tied for third among blueliners with 30 assists and tied for fifth with three game-winning goals. He also leads the Reign in plus-minus with a +22 rating. This is his second season with the Reign.
The Calgary, Alberta native joined the team last season to finish his rookie campaign. He earned 13 points (4g, 9a) in 17 regular season games, and three assists in in 10 playoff games.
Mickey Lang of the Orlando Solar Bears leads the league with 44 goals, becoming the first ECHL player to score at least 40 goals in a season since 2010-11. Lang is third in the league with 75 points and is the league leader with 16 power-play goals while he is tied for third with 21 power-play points. He was acquired in a trade with Fort Wayne in December, and has tallied 49 points (27g-22a) in 34 games with the Solar Bears.
Brandon Marino of the Fort Wayne Komets leads the ECHL with 57 assists and 86 points and he is tied for second with 29 goals. His 21 power-play points (7g-14a) are tied for third in the league and he is tied for fourth with six game-winning goals.
Peter Sivak of the Alaska Aces leads the league in plus-minus at +46, is second with 50 assists and 79 points and tied for second with 29 goals. His 256 shots on goal are also best in the league while he his second with six shorthanded points and tied for fifth with three shorthanded goals.
All-ECHL Second Team
Laurent Brossoit of the Bakersfield Condors, who was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team yesterday, is 24-9-2 and has tied the ECHL single-season record with eight shutouts. His three consecutive shutouts from Nov. 2 through Dec. 18 tied the league record and his 211:17 shutout streak ranks fourth all-time. Brossoit, who is under an NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers, ranks second in the league with a 2.05 goals-against average and is tied for second with a .924 save percentage.
Mike Ratchuk of the Wheeling Nailers leads ECHL defensemen with 15 goals while ranking third with 42 points. His six power-play goals are tied for fourth among blueliners while he leads defensemen, and is tied for fourth overall in the league, with six game-winning goals.
Elgin Reid of the Kalamazoo Wings is second among defensemen with 32 assists and is sixth with 37 points. His 17 power-play assists are tops among blueliners while his 18 power-play points are tied for second. Reid was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team in 2008-09 while with Wheeling.
Trent Daavettila of the Colorado Eagles is fourth in the league with 43 assists and is sixth with 65 points. This marks the second time in his career that Daavettila has earned a postseason honor after also being named to the All-ECHL Second Team in 2010-11 while with Kalamazoo.
Kyle Ostrow of the Colorado Eagles is sixth in the ECHL with 28 goals and fifth with 64 points while he has added five game-winning goals. He has posted one assist in five games this season with Abbotsford of the American Hockey League.
Andrew Rowe of the Greenville Road Warriors is tied for second in the league with 29 goals, is fourth in plus-minus at +30 and is tied for seventh with 63 points. He has tallied six game-winning goals this season, which is tied for fourth in the league.