Here is a six-pack of AHL end of season awards announced recently (Though all of the candidates listed are plenty deserving, only three teams are represented and not a single western team won an award, despite great seasons from Milwaukee and Houston):
Binghamton forward Corey Locke won the AHL’s Most Valuable Player Award (Les Cunningham Award).
Cody Bass of the Senators won the AHL’s Man of the Year Award (Yanick Dupre Award).
John Hynes of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won the AHL’s Coach of Year Award (Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award).
Penguins netminder Brad Thiessen won the AHL’s Outstanding Goaltender Award (Aldege “Baz” Bastien Award).
Marc-Andre Gragnani of Portland won the AHL’s Outstanding Defenseman Award (Eddie Shore Award).
Pirates forward Luke Adam won the AHL’s Rookie of Year Award (Dudley “Red” Garrett Award).
Roundtable what are your thoughts?
Doesn’t Lane Lambert deserve to be at least a co-winner of the Coach of the Year Award for his masterful job guiding the Milwaukee Admirals this year?