With the season over, we are looking to you, the fans, to help us hand out some end of the year awards!

For each category, choose who you think most deserves the award from our list of nominees on the form at the bottom of this page. The final winners will be decided by tallying your votes, plus the votes and analysis from members of our communications staff.

Voting has now ended. Winners will be announced later today, so stay tuned!

MVP

Poturalski

Andrew Poturalski

74 GP, 19g, 33a, 52pts

Led team in assists, points and power-play points ... 2nd most assists, points and power-play goals by a rookie in franchise history ... 2nd 50-point scorer in last three seasons ... Ranked third among league rookies in scoring, tied for fifth in assists
McCollum

Tom McCollum

18 GP, 12-2-4, 2.08 GAA, .927 SV%, 1 SO

Earned at least a point in 15 of his 17 appearances with the Checkers down the stretch ... Named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for March
Miller

Andrew Miller

55 GP, 11g, 30a, 41pts

Ranked second on team in assists and third in points ... Ranked second among forwards in +/- ... Tied for third in AHL scoring and first in +/- from Feb. 3 to the end of the season
Wallmark

Lucas Wallmark

67 GP, 24g, 22a, 46pts

Led team in goals, tied for team lead in shorthanded goals and points, led forwards in +/- ... Set franchise record for most goals by a rookie, most shorthanded points by a rookie ... Ranked fourth among league rookies in goals, tied for ninth in scoring ... Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month in January

Best Forward

Di Giuseppe

Phil Di Giuseppe

40 GP, 12g, 16a, 28pts

Tied for sixth on team in goals and points despite playing just 40 games ... Tied for third in power-play points
Miller

Andrew Miller

55 GP, 11g, 30a, 41pts

Ranked second on team in assists and third in points ... Ranked second among forwards in +/- ... Tied for third in AHL scoring and first in +/- from Feb. 3 to the end of the season
Poturalski

Andrew Poturalski

74 GP, 19g, 33a, 52pts

Led team in assists, points and power-play points ... 2nd most assists, points and power-play goals by a rookie in franchise history ... 2nd 50-point scorer in last three seasons ... Ranked third among league rookies in scoring, tied for fifth in assists
Wallmark

Lucas Wallmark

67 GP, 24g, 22a, 46pts

Led team in goals, tied for team lead in shorthanded goals and points, led forwards in +/- ... Set franchise record for most goals by a rookie, most shorthanded points by a rookie ... Ranked fourth among league rookies in goals, tied for ninth in scoring ... Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month in January
Zykov

Valentin Zykov

66 GP, 16g, 18a, 34pts

Ranked third on the team in goals, fourth in scoring, tied for second in PP goals ... Tied for team lead in PIM ... Tied for team lead in shootout goals

Best Defenseman

Chelios

Jake Chelios

76 GP, 4g, 28a, 32pts

Only player to appear in all 76 games ... Led defensemen in assists and points ... Led team in PP assists and points ... Ranked third overall in assists and fifth in scoring ... Led defensemen in PIM
Fleury

Haydn Fleury

69 GP, 7g, 19a, 26pts

Led defensemen in goals, ranked second in assists and points ... Matched franchise record for best plus/minus rating ... Second-most points ever by a rookie defenseman ...Tied for second on team in PP goals
Robertson

Dennis Robertson

65 GP, 6g, 10a, 16pts

Ranked second among defensemen in goals ... Ranked third among defensemen in plus/minus

Rookie Of The Year

Fleury

Haydn Fleury

69 GP, 7g, 19a, 26pts

Led defensemen in goals, ranked second in assists and points ... Matched franchise record for best plus/minus rating ... Second-most points ever by a rookie defenseman ...Tied for second on team in PP goals
Poturalski

Andrew Poturalski

74 GP, 19g, 33a, 52pts

Led team in assists, points and power-play points ... 2nd most assists, points and power-play goals by a rookie in franchise history ... 2nd 50-point scorer in last three seasons ... Ranked third among league rookies in scoring, tied for fifth in assists
Wallmark

Lucas Wallmark

67 GP, 24g, 22a, 46pts

Led team in goals, tied for team lead in shorthanded goals and points, led forwards in +/- ... Set franchise record for most goals by a rookie, most shorthanded points by a rookie ... Ranked fourth among league rookies in goals, tied for ninth in scoring ... Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month in January

Most Improved

Brown

Patrick Brown

66 GP, 12g, 16a, 28 pts

Set career highs in assists and points while playing fewer games ... Tied for sixth on the team in scoring and goals ... Led team in shorthanded assists and tied for the lead in shorthanded points ... Served as team captain
Koper

Levko Koper

56 GP, 7g, 11a, 18pts

Began season in ECHL ... Tied for 11th on the team in goals
Robertson

Dennis Robertson

65 GP, 6g, 10a, 16pts

Ranked second among defensemen in goals ... Ranked third among defensemen in plus/minus
Samuelsson

Philip Samuelsson

65 GP, 4g, 15a, 19pts

Recorded 14 points in 25 games after scoring just 5 in 40 games with St. John’s ... Tied for sixth on team in power-play points

Unsung Hero

Brickley

Connor Brickley

69 GP, 15g, 11a, 26pts

Ranked fourth on the team in goals ... Led team and tied for third in franchise history in game-winning goals ... Led team in goals from the All-Star break to the end of the season
Dwyer

Patrick Dwyer

58 GP, 14g, 12a, 26pts

Ranked fifth on the team in goals in first AHL season since 2009-10 ... Tied for fourth on the team in scoring and tied for third in goals from Jan. 1 to the end of the season ... Tied for sixth on team in power-play points
Leighton

Michael Leighton

23 GP, 2.17 GAA, .921 SV%, 3 SO

Would have ranked seventh in the AHL in goals-against average had he not fallen below minimum minutes played ... Set franchise record for best goals-against average (min. of 20 games)

Nicholas Niedzielski
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.