Fort Wayne, IN— The ECHL announced Friday that Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski has been named the CCM Hockey ECHL Most Valuable Player for 2017-18.
Szydlowski, 27, led the league in scoring for the year with a career season high of 79 points, was tied for third with 48 assists and tied for 10th with 31 goals while ranking second with +39. The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native also was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week.
2017-18 is the third year Szydlowski has earned Fort Wayne’s scoring title since joining the Komets in 2014-15. During his tenure in Fort Wayne Szydlowski has appeared in 296 regular season games scoring 130 goals, 190 assists and 320 points. Szydlowski has skated 45 playoff games collecting 20 goals, 25 assists and 45 points.
The right winger has amassed ECHL career totals of 131 goals, 192 assists and 323 points in 302 games. As a pro in the AHL and ECHL combined Szydlowski has scored 142 goals, 217 assists and 359 points in 427 games.
The CCM Hockey Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.