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 is now closed. Winners will be announced Friday.

MVP

Miller

Andrew Miller

55 GP, 15g, 37a, 52pts

Ranked third on the team and set a career high in assists … Ranked second on the team in points … Ranked second on the team in points per game … Served as an alternate captain
Alex Nedeljkovic

Alex Nedeljkovic

49 GP, 31-12-3, 2.55 GAA, .903 SV%, 3 SO, 1 goal

Set franchise record and tied for the league lead in wins … Ranked second in franchise history in both games and minutes played … Became the 13th goalie in AHL history to score a goal
Wallmark

Lucas Wallmark

45 GP, 17g, 38a, 55pts

Led all AHL players with at least 10 games played and set a franchise record in points per game (1.22) … Led Charlotte and set career highs in points and assists ... Ranked second on the team in power-play assists and third in power-play points ... Served as an alternate captain
Zykov

Valentin Zykov

63 GP, 33g, 21a, 54pts

Won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s goals leader … Led the AHL and ranked second in franchise history in power-play goals … Led the AHL in shooting percentage … Named to AHL All-Star Classic … Led team and ranked fourth in the AHL in power-play points

Best Forward

Foegele

Warren Foegele

73 GP, 28g, 18a, 46pts

Set franchise single-season records for goals by a rookie, shorthanded goals overall and shorthanded assists overall … Ranked second among all AHL rookies in goals and eighth in scoring … Ranked second on Checkers in goals … Set franchise single-season record for plus-minus by a forward and ranked fifth among league rookies … Led the league and set a franchise record for game-winning goals
Miller

Andrew Miller

55 GP, 15g, 37a, 52pts

Ranked third on the team and set a career high in assists … Ranked second on the team in points … Ranked second on the team in points per game … Served as an alternate captain
Poturalski

Andrew Poturalski

76 GP, 22g, 27a, 49pts

One of nine players in franchise history to play in every game during a season … Ranked fourth on the team and set a career high in goals … Ranked fourth on the team in points … Tied for second on the team and third in the AHL in game-winning goals … Ranked second on the team in power-play goals
Wallmark

Lucas Wallmark

45 GP, 17g, 38a, 55pts

Led all AHL players with at least 10 games played and set a franchise record in points per game (1.22) … Led Charlotte and set career highs in points and assists ... Ranked second on the team in power-play assists and third in power-play points ... Served as an alternate captain
Zykov

Valentin Zykov

63 GP, 33g, 21a, 54pts

Won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s goals leader … Led the AHL and ranked second in franchise history in power-play goals … Led the AHL in shooting percentage … Named to AHL All-Star Classic … Led team and ranked fourth in the AHL in power-play points

Best Defenseman

Carrick

Trevor Carrick

73 GP, 11g, 33a, 44pts

Led team defensemen and set or matched career highs in goals, assists and points … Ranked fourth among AHL blue liners in goals, sixth in points and tied for second in power-play assists … Led team in penalty minutes ... Served as an alternate captain
Kichton

Brenden Kichton

63 GP, 4g, 20a, 24pts

Ranked second among team defensemen in assists, points, power-play goals and power-play assists
McKeown

Roland McKeown

65 GP, 7g, 16a, 23pts

Ranked third in the AHL in plus-minus ... Set a career high and ranked second among team defensemen in goals ... Tied for third among league defensemen in shorthanded goals
Samuelsson

Philip Samuelsson

76 GP, 4g, 17a, 21pts

Set a franchise record for plus-minus, registering the highest rating in the AHL since 2009-10 … Served as an alternate captain … Ranked third among team defensemen in assists and tied for third in goals

Rookie Of The Year

Foegele

Warren Foegele

73 GP, 28g, 18a, 46pts

Set franchise single-season records for goals by a rookie, shorthanded goals overall and shorthanded assists overall … Ranked second among all AHL rookies in goals and eighth in scoring … Ranked second on Checkers in goals … Set franchise single-season record for plus-minus by a forward and ranked fifth among league rookies … Led the league and set a franchise record for game-winning goals
Gauthier

Julien Gauthier

65 GP, 16g, 9a, 25pts

Ranked third among team rookies in goals
Kuokkanen

Janne Kuokkanen

60 GP, 11g, 29a, 40pts

Ranked eighth among league rookies and led all team rookies in assists … Ranked third among team rookies in scoring … Led team rookies in power-play assists … Tied for eighth among league rookies in plus-minus
Roy

Nicolas Roy

70 GP, 11g, 27a, 38pts

Ranked fourth among team rookies in scoring … Ranked second among team rookies and tied for fifth overall in assists
Saarela

Aleksi Saarela

69 GP, 25g, 18a, 43pts

Ranked third among AHL rookies in goals … Broke franchise record for goals by a rookie … Ranked third on the team overall in goals … Ranked second among team rookies in scoring … Tied for the league lead among rookies in power-play goals and set a franchise rookie record

Most Improved

Bishop

Clark Bishop

68 GP, 7g, 21a, 28pts

Set career highs in goals, assists and points … More than quadrupled his scoring output from his rookie year … Tied for seventh on the team in assists … Ranked second on the team in shorthanded points, breaking the franchise record
Carrick

Trevor Carrick

73 GP, 11g, 33a, 44pts

Led team defensemen and set or matched career highs in goals, assists and points … Ranked fourth among AHL blue liners in goals, sixth in points and tied for second in power-play assists … Led team in penalty minutes ... Served as an alternate captain
McKeown

Roland McKeown

65 GP, 7g, 16a, 23pts

Ranked third in the AHL in plus-minus ... Set a career high and ranked second among team defensemen in goals ... Tied for third among league defensemen in shorthanded goals
Nedeljkovic

Alex Nedeljkovic

49 GP, 31-12-3, 2.55 GAA, .903 SV%, 3 SO, 1 goal

Set franchise record and tied for the league lead in wins … Ranked second in franchise history in both games and minutes played … Became the 13th goalie in AHL history to score a goal
Zykov

Valentin Zykov

63 GP, 33g, 21a, 54pts

Won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s goals leader … Led the AHL and ranked second in franchise history in power-play goals … Led the AHL in shooting percentage … Named to AHL All-Star Classic … Led team and ranked fourth in the AHL in power-play points

Unsung Hero

Bishop

Clark Bishop

68 GP, 7g, 21a, 28pts

Set career highs in goals, assists and points … More than quadrupled his scoring output from his rookie year … Tied for seventh on the team in assists … Ranked second on the team in shorthanded points, breaking the franchise record
Brown

Patrick Brown

68 GP, 7g, 20a, 27pts

Served as team captain … Set a career high in assists … Tied for fourth on the team in penalty minutes … Tied for sixth on the team in power-play goals
Poturalski

Andrew Poturalski

76 GP, 22g, 27a, 49pts

One of nine players in franchise history to play in every game during a season … Ranked fourth on the team and set a career high in goals … Ranked fourth on the team in points … Tied for second on the team and third in the AHL in game-winning goals … Ranked second on the team in power-play goals
Samuelsson

Philip Samuelsson

76 GP, 4g, 17a, 21pts

Set a franchise record for plus-minus, registering the highest rating in the AHL since 2009-10 … Served as an alternate captain … Ranked third among team defensemen in assists and tied for third in goals

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.