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    AHL Awards

    Eddie Shore Award
    Awarded to the AHL's best defenseman.

    Awarded to:

    @Rezhomey (RD, San Jose Barracuda) Record 24-4-0 G 6 A 22 +/- +40 H 182 PIMS 21:00 TA 83 GA/TA -122 BS 1

    Criteria:

    1) Production in relation to peers. The Shore is not the "best offensive defenseman" award. Many other factors are at play here, and statistical production is only one part of this. It is, however, still an important part. Let it be noted that GAA for defensemen (the average goals allowed in games the defenseman played in throughout the season) is to be examined and evaluated on an equal footing with the defenseman's offensive production.
    2) Individual record. Individual record becomes a very important and telling statistic. To be considered for the Shore you should be posting at minimum a respectable record.
    3) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a player should not be significantly punished during consideration simply for playing with a talented line. However, players should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team or with below average linemates.
    4) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as statistical production vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams (note that included in this is GAA. Analyze the average goals his team allows when a defenseman plays, and not simply the defenseman's offensive output in these games). Specifically, a player who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.
    As far as individual stats are concerned, it is expected that players will get more points (and allow less goals) against weaker teams. Players should only be downgraded in this area if they acquire a significant and disproportionate amount of their points (or allow a significant and disproportionately low amount of goals) in games against non-playoff teams. In especially tight cases between players, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that players face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the players have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.




    Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award "Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in the regular season."

    Awarded to:
    @DaBirdMan27(G, Rochester Americans) (39 GP) 34-4-1 86.9 sv% 1.81 GAA, 551 shots faces

    Criteria:
    All goaltenders who have played at least 25 games on the team with the fewest goals allowed share the award. If multiple teams tie for fewest goals allowed, all eligible goaltenders on those teams share the award.


    Aldedge "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award "Awarded to the league's top goaltender."

    Awarded To:
    @The_Canadian777Cleveland Monsters (50 GP) 33-11-6 758 shots 85.8 sv% 2.03 GAA

    Criteria:

    1) Production in relation to peers. Goaltenders with high SV%, low GAA, and the most shutouts are generally the "best" in the league. In particular, SV% should be weighted slightly more than GAA when analyzing stats. Also compare how a goalie did in comparison to the other goalie(s) on his team throughout the season. This gives some extra insight into how truly outstanding a goalie's performance was.
    2) Individual record. Individual record becomes a very important and telling statistic. At the end of the day it's about winning, and to be considered for this award you should be posting at minimum a respectable record. Also note that to be eligible for this award you need to have played the most goalie games on your team. You can't be judged as the best goalie in the league if you weren't even judged as the best goalie on your team. It's preferable for goalies to have gotten a brunt of the workload throughout the season as opposed to an average 5/4 split, but this is not mandatory for consideration.
    3) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a goalie should not be significantly punished during consideration simply for playing behind a talented team. On the flip side of this, goalies should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team.
    4) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as statistical production vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams. Specifically, a goalie who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.
    As far as individual stats are concerned, it is expected that goalies will allow less goals against weaker teams. Goalies should only be downgraded in this area if they allow a significant and disproportionate amount of goals in games against playoff teams. In especially tight cases between goalies, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that they face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the goalies have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.



    Yanik Durpe Memorial Award "Awarded to the player(s) selected by the Commissioner and Media Director for their Community Service Contributions."

    Awarded To:
    @Dark_side0895, @mikenaughty, sunshine2644, AffordableDreams, For their dedication to media and a continued effort in providing the LGAHL Snapshot Magazine, All-stars, and end of season awards.


    Willie Marshall Award "Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season.
    Note: If multiple players tie for the lead, all tied players share the award."


    Awarded To:
    @FatHogLucente(RW, Rochester Americans) 56 Goals Scored, 28gp, 24-3-1 record, 111pts 55a, 78+/-

    John B. Sollenberger Trophy "Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season."

    Awarded to:
    @FatHogChelly (C, Rochester Americans) 122 PTS 28GP, 24-3-1 Record, 43G 79A, 79+/-,63.9 Fo%

    Tiebreaker(s):

    1) Player with most goals
    2) Player with fewer games played
    3) Player scoring first goal of the season



    Les Cunningham Award "Awarded to the league's most valuable player."

    Awarded To:
    @skyre5(C, Charlotte Checkers) 23-4-0, 91p (46g - 45a) +54, 6 PIM, 48 hits, 267gv 80ta (-187), 1:44 OZE, 41.4 G%, 69.2 A%, 25.0% P2E 3:29 OEE, 84.8% PPKE, 111 GF, 43 GA

    The MVP may very well be the most difficult award to judge in a league like ours. Many factors must be considered other than what initially meets the eye. All of the following must be considered when determining those who should be nominated for MVP, in no particular order.

    Criteria:

    1) Production in relation to peers. Players who produce more statistically are generally the most valuable to their teams.
    2) Individual record. Individual record is a very important and telling statistic. To be considered for MVP you should be posting at minimum a respectable record.
    3) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a player should not be significantly punished during consideration for playing with a talented line. However, players should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team or with below average linemates.
    4) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as statistical production vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams. Specifically, a player who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.
    As far as individual stats are concerned, it is expected that players will get more points against weaker teams. Players should only be downgraded in this area if they acquire a significant and disproportionate amount of their points in games against non-playoff teams. In especially tight cases between players, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that players face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the players have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.
    5) Team performance. It is extremely rare for a player on a non-playoff team to win MVP. It shouldn't be cut and dry that your team has to make the playoffs to be considered, but note that it should take a rather herculean effort from a player on a non-playoff team to win/be considered for MVP. Examples of this are players on losing teams that display a winning record, significantly better individual production than the rest of their team, all while playing against top quality competition throughout the season.
    6) Position. In the AHL, it is extremely rare for a non-forward to win MVP. For a defenseman or goalie to win/be considered for MVP, they would need to put up a seasonal performance that significantly stands out among the peers at their position, along with stacking up in the gauntlet of all other listed criteria.

    Pavel Datsyuk Award "Awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game"

    Awarded to:
    @VehnoM_ (Binghamton Devils) Record 17-7-3 57 G22 A35 +/- +17 S 117 PIMS 6:00 FO% 51.7 TA81 TA/GA -211

    Considering the nature of our league, it will almost always be the case that players deserving of nomination for the Datsyuk will also produce at an above average level offensively. However, offensive production specifically should not be a factor in determining who is more deserving of the award. Also note that increasingly, although not exclusively, the Datsyuk is awarded to players in the AHL that play the position of center. Playing wing should hinder, but not preclude, a player from winning or being nominated for the Datsyuk.

    Criteria:

    1) Stats to consider when evaluating players to nominate for the Datsyuk are the following: Record, +/-, PIM, FO%, GAA, and PPKE. Note that players should not receive a massive bonus due to a high +/- simply due to outlandish offensive production. GAA is a much more reliable indicator of defensive superiority than +/- is.
    2) Linemates. This is mainly to note that a player should not be significantly punished during consideration simply for playing with a talented line. However, players should not significantly benefit during consideration simply for playing on a below average team or with below average linemates.
    3) Strength of schedule. In a league where managers (and players, to a certain extent), are able to choose who they play against, it is important to consider strength of opposition when determining individual awards. The main things to examine here are record vs playoff teams as compared to record vs non-playoff teams, as well as GAA vs playoff teams as compared to vs non-playoff teams. Specifically, a player who plays a majority of his games against stronger teams and has a quality record in these games should be rewarded over players who mainly play against weaker teams.
    As far as GAA is concerned, it is expected that players will allow less goals against weaker teams. Players should only be downgraded in this area if they allow a significant and disproportionate amount of goals in games against playoff teams. In especially tight cases between players, also consider evaluating the individual lineups that players face throughout the season. Subjectively quantify teams' 1st/2nd/3rd lines, and examine how many of each the players have played against throughout the season, in combination with playoff/non playoff.


    Fred T. Hunt Memorial Trophy "Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability."

    Awarded To:
    @ATLKnights (LW, Binghamton Devils) 28GP, 20-6-2 Record, 65 PTS, 35 G, 30 A, 27 +/- 2pim

    Criteria:

    1) Stats. The only statistical criteria that can be applied to the Fred T. Hunt specifically are PIMS (low is good) and hits (low is good). Also note that the Fred T. Hunt is generally awarded to higher profile players in terms of offensive production. Combining the specific criteria with this general overarching pattern should narrow down the field of potential candidates quite easily.
    2) Conduct. The main role conduct can serve in determining the Fred T. Hunt nominees/winner is fairly simple. If you act like a douchebag on the website, you're not winning this award. If you're generally/widely recognized within the community as a nuisance or negative influence, you aren't winning this award.
    3) Special circumstances. The league reserves the right to ignore the above criteria for the Fred T. Hunt and hand out the award in situations where a player performs an action or actions that go above and beyond what is expected of them. This is done at the Commissioner's discretion, and is to be used in only the most deserving and rare of circumstances


    Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy "Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record (based on points).In the case of a tie, follow the current standard AHL tiebreaking procedures."

    Awarded To:
    @Rochester Americans - 129 points (63-16-3)


    Divisional Winners "Awarded to the club(s) that won their divisional title during the season."

    Awarded To:

    Atlantic Division Title - @Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins - 122 pts (59-19-4)

    North Division Title - @Rochester Americans - 129 pts (63-16-3)
    Central Division Title - @San Antonio Rampage - 122 pts (58-18-6)
    Pacific Division Title - @San Jose Barracuda - 118 pts (55-19-8)



    Richard F. Canning Trophy "Awarded to the Eastern Conference playoff champion"

    Awarded To:

    Rochester Americans - 12-3 in the Eastern playoffs


    Robert W. Clarke Trophy "Awarded to the Western Conference playoff champion."

    Awarded To:
    Bakersfield Condors - 12-7 in the Western playoffs


    Calder Cup "Awarded to the AHL playoff champion."

    Awarded To:
    Rochester Americans won in 5 games


    Jack A. Butterfield Trophy "Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs."

    Awarded To:
    @Distraqted(LD, Rochester Americans) 7Gp, 6-1-0 Record, 5PTS, 1G, 4A, 5+/-, 79GA, 29TA

    Criteria:

    This award is chosen by the GM of the Calder Cup winning team. He may award this trophy to the player he deems was most instrumental to winning the cup.
     
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