ECHL first, second teams announced. Reign left out.

More Reignorance on the ECHL first and second teams, announced today:

2009-10 All-ECHL First Team

F – Mark Derlago, Idaho Steelheads (59 gp, 41g, 50a, 91 pts, +33)
F – Tyler Donati, Elmira Jackals (65 gp, 38g, 72a, 110 pts, +20)
F – Ryan Kinasewich, Utah Grizzlies (57 gp, 46g, 53a, 99 pts, -12)
D – Eric Regan, Bakersfield Condors (58 gp, 16g, 33a, 49 pts, +6)
D – J.C. Sawyer, Toledo Walleye (65 gp, 21g, 37a, 58 pts, -8)
G – Todd Ford, South Carolina Stingrays (28 gp, 18-7-2, 2.79 GAA, .910 Save Pct.)

2009-10 All-ECHL Second Team

F – Justin Donati, Elmira Jackals (63 gp, 39g, 59a, 98 pts, +13)
F – Adam Miller, Las Vegas Wranglers (69 gp, 32g, 52a, 84 pts, +5)
F – Tyler Spurgeon, Idaho Steelheads (48 gp, 26g, 39a, 65 pts, +32)
D – Mitch Ganzak, Wheeling Nailers (69 gp, 8g, 39a, 47 pts, -5)
D – Jimmy Sharrow, Victoria Salmon Kings (59 gp, 12g, 33a, 45 pts, -5)
G – Richard Bachman, Idaho Steelheads (35 gp, 22-7-4, 2.28 GAA, .910 Save Pct.)

Here were the Reign’s strongest candidates:

Greg Hogeboom, F: 31 goals (T-10th), 56 points, +4 rating, 48 PIM, 10 PPG, 9 PPA in 69 games.

David Walker, D: 34 assists (fourth among defensemen), 41 points (T-7th among defensemen), -11 rating, 100 PIM, 22 PPA (1st among defensemen) in 68 games.

Curtis Darling, G: 21-23-5 record, 2.85 GAA (7th), 3 shutouts (T-3rd), .908 save percentage (6th), 1,579 saves (1st) in 57 games (1st among goalies)

Jon Rheault is the Reign’s only player averaging more than a point per game (34 pts, 28 games), but his cause was hurt by spending half the season in the AHL. Tim Kraus is tied with Walker for the team lead in assists (34), but is only tied for 37th in the ECHL in that category.

The background information on the first- and second-teamers, as provided by the league:

Mark Derlago of the Idaho Steelheads leads the league with 18 power-play goals, is tied for second with 40 goals and is third with 35 power-play points while his 91 points rank fourth. He has also played in five games this season with Providence of the American Hockey League registering one goal. Derlago has scored at least 32 goals in each of his three seasons in the ECHL and has 225 points (112g-113a) in 176 career ECHL games. Last season, Derlago was named to the All-ECHL Second Team while playing for Bakersfield.

Tyler Donati of the Elmira Jackals leads the ECHL with a team-record 110 points, 72 assists and 32 power-play assists. He is tied for the league lead with 41 power-play points and tied for fifth with 38 goals. Donati is the 64th player in ECHL history to score 100 points.

Ryan Kinasewich of the Utah Grizzlies leads the league with 46 goals on a league-leading 313 shots and is tied for the lead with 41 power-play points. He ranks second with 99 points and 27 power-play assists while his 53 assists are third and his 14 power-play goals tie him for second. Kinasewich was selected as a starter for the ECHL All-Star Game in 2010 and also participated in the 2005 All-Star Game. He has scored 170 goals in 280 career ECHL games with Utah and Reading. Kinasewich was named to the All-ECHL Second Team in 2005-06 when he finished fourth with 85 points (39g-46a). He has appeared in 10 games this season for Bridgeport and Hamilton of the American Hockey League tallying four points (2g-2a).

Eric Regan of the Bakersfield Condors is tied for the lead among ECHL defensemen with eight power-play goals while his 16 goals, 49 points and four game-winning goals are second among defensemen. Regan, who is under contract to Anaheim of the NHL, has seen action in five games with San Antonio of the American Hockey League where he has six penalty minutes. He also represented the Condors at the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game.

J.C. Sawyer of the Toledo Walleye leads all defensemen with 21 goals, 58 points and seven game-winning goals while ranking second with 37 assists. He is tied for third among defensemen with 24 power-play points and sits tied for fourth with 18 power-play assists. He was chosen as a starter for the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game and served as captain for the American Conference and also appeared in the 2008 All-Star Game while with Pensacola. Sawyer, who is under contract to Chicago of the National Hockey League, has suited up for Rockford of the AHL in four games this season where he has one assist.

Todd Ford of the South Carolina Stingrays is 18-7-2 with one shutout and a 2.79 goals-against average. He is second with a .910 save percentage and is fifth with a .889 shootout percentage. Ford was voted as the starting goaltender for the American Conference for the ECHL All-Star Game, stopping seven of nine shots in the first period. The 25 year old has also appeared in 14 games in the American Hockey League this season with Texas and Portland going 6-5-1 with two shutouts, a 2.64 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916.

Justin Donati of the Elmira Jackals leads all ECHL rookies with 39 goals, 59 assists, 98 points, 20 power-play assists and 34 power-play points while his 14 power-play goals tie him for the rookie lead. Donati’s 98 points are third in the league while his 39 are fourth in the ECHL. Donati, who was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team on Wednesday, has also played in four American Hockey League games this season with Binghamton and Portland where he has tallied one assist.

Adam Miller of the Las Vegas Wranglers is fourth in the league with 52 assist, third with 256 shots and ranks fifth with 84 points. Miller’s eight-game goal streak (8) from Feb. 26-March 10 is the second-longest streak in the league this season, while his 14-game point streak (14g-17a) from Feb. 26-March 20 is tied for fourth. During the ECHL All-Star Skills Competition, Miller won the Reebok Fastest Skater Competition before recording four points (2g-2a) in the ECHL All-Star Game.

Tyler Spurgeon of the Idaho Steelheads is second in the league in plus-minus with a +32 and is tied for 19th in scoring with 65 points (26g-39a). An eighth round selection (242nd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Spurgeon has also seen time in the American Hockey League this season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Abbotsford and has recorded five points (1g-4a) and nine penalty minutes in 24 games.

Mitch Ganzak of the Wheeling Nailers leads all ECHL defensemen with 39 assists while tying for the league lead with 25 power-play points and sitting third with 47 points and second with 21 power-play assists. He participated in the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game, notching one assist. Ganzak, who was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team last season, has also seen action in one game with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League this season.

Jimmy Sharrow of the Victoria Salmon Kings is tied for the league lead among defensemen with eight power-play goals and 25 power-play points and ranks fourth with 45 points while sitting tied for fifth with 33 assists. A fourth round selection (110th overall) by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Sharrow has played two games this season with Manitoba and San Antonio of the AHL, registering one assist.

Richard Bachman of the Idaho Steelheads is 22-7-3 with four shutouts, a league-leading 2.28 goals-against average and a save percentage of .910. The 22 year old was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team on Wednesday and represented the Steelheads at the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game. Selected in the fourth round (120th overall) by the Dallas Stars in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Bachman is under NHL contract with Dallas. He has appeared in six AHL games going 3-3-0 with one shutout, a 2.06 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage with Texas.

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