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John Brophy Award
Established 1989 (renamed in 2003)
Current holder(s) Derek Laxdal, Idaho Steelheads
Awarded to the to the ECHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success.

The John Brophy Award goes to the ECHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success as voted by the coaches of each of the ECHL teams. The John Brophy Award has been awarded to teams since 1989. The award is named after John Brophy, who had coached in the league for 13 seasons and had won 575 regular and postseason games, an ECHL record. The award, founded in 1989 and originally named Coach Of The Year, was renamed in his honor in 2003.

Bob Ferguson is the only multiple winner of the award, having won it in 1999 and 2000.

List of John Brophy Award Winners Edit

Season Coach Team
1988–89 Ron Hansis Erie Panthers
1989–90 Dave Allison Virginia Lancers
1990–91 Don Jackson Knoxville Cherokees
1991–92 Doug Sauter Winston-Salem Thunderbirds
1992–93 Kurt Kleinendorst Raleigh IceCaps
1993–94 Barry Smith Knoxville Cherokees(2)
1994–95 Jim Playfair Dayton Bombers
1995–96 Roy Sommer Richmond Renegades
1996–97 Brian McCutcheon Columbus Chill
1997–98 Chris Nilan Chesapeake Icebreakers
1998–99 Bob Ferguson Florida Everblades
1999–00 Bob Ferguson (2)Florida Everblades(2)
2000–01 Troy Ward Trenton Titans
2001–02 Dave Farrish Louisiana IceGators
2002–03 Claude Noel Toledo Storm
2003–04 Pat Bingham Wheeling Nailers
2004–05 Nick Vitucci Toledo Storm(2)
2005–06 Glen Gulutzan [1] Las Vegas Wranglers
2006–07 Davis Payne [2] Alaska Aces
2007–08 Chuck Weber [3] Cincinnati Cyclones
2008–09 Rick Kowalsky [4] Trenton Devils(2)
2009–10 Derek Laxdal [5] Idaho Steelheads

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. [http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&id=7564 Las Vegas' Gulutzan Receives John Brophy Award]. ECHL.com (2006-04-09). Retrieved on 2010-09-16.
  2. [http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&id=10691 Alaska's Payne Receives John Brophy Award]. ECHL.com (2007-04-09). Retrieved on 2010-09-16.
  3. Cincinnati’s Weber Receives John Brophy Award. ECHL.com (2010-04-08). Retrieved on 2008-09-16.
  4. Trenton’s Kowalsky Receives John Brophy Award. ECHL.com (2009-04-06). Retrieved on 2009-09-16.
  5. [http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=21926 Idaho’s Laxdal Receives John Brophy Award]. ECHL.com (2010-04-06). Retrieved on 2010-09-16.

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