2023 E.H.C. European Hockey Awards Nominees

2023 E.H.C. European Hockey Awards Nominees

13 May 2023 | Alliance of European Hockey Clubs

The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (E.H.C.) has announced the nominees for the 2023 Fenix Outdoor & Warrior European Hockey Awards.


Young Player of the Year - presented by Fjällräven

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Leo Carlsson (Örebro Hockey, SWE)– Led SHL in assists (15) & points (25) for U20 player

Leevi Meriläinen (Kärpät Oulu, FIN)– 5thbest Sv% (.918) & GAA (2.02) in Liiga + 2 NHL games

Aku Räty (Ilves Tampere, FIN)– 42pts (11thin Liiga) nearly doubled previous season

David Reinbacher (EHC Kloten, SUI)– 22pts 2ndamong NL jr players, tied 20thamong D-men at 17

William Wallinder (Rögle BK, SWE)– 21:27 led Rögle & 10thin SHL TOI, 13thin D pts with 26

Coach of the Year - presented by Globetrotter

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Jan Cadieux(Genève-Servette, SUI) – In first full season behind GSHC bench won club’s 1stever title

Jörgen Jönsson(Växjö Lakers, SWE) – Team back on top under new coach, won league & playoffs

Tommi Niemelä (Pelicans Lahti, FIN) – Steady progress in 3 seasons, this year Lahti’s 2ndever final
Jussi Tapola (Tappara Tampere, FIN) – Back-to-back Finnish doubles, this year CHL title added

Antti Törmänen (EHC Biel-Bienne, SUI) – Led team to 2ndplace & finals despite cancer treatment

Club of the Year - presented by Hanwag

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Belfast Giants(GBR) – dominated EIHL by winning league, playoffs, Challenge Cup in one season

Genève-Servette(SUI) – first title in club’s 118-year history, first regular season title in 56 years

Oceláři Třinec(CZE) – 4 straight Czech titles, 5 straight finals,heart& soul of a town of 34K

Växjö Lakers(SWE) – 4 titles (including 3 doubles) in last 8 years for club only founded in 1997

Tappara Tampere(FIN) – 11 seasons no worse than 4th, 4 titles, this year’s CHL win makes “treble”

WarriorCareer Excellence Award

The Warrior Career Excellence Award is annually presented to the player who during his or her career has best exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship and dedication combined with community service and high standard of playing ability.

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Roman Červenka(R-Jona Lakers, SUI) – 2ndstraight NL scoring title for 37-year-old Czech captain

Valtteri Filppula(Genève-Servette, SUI) – Triple Gold Club, this year added GSHC’s 1stever title

Joakim Lindström(Skellefteå AIK, SWE) – SHL top scorer in 2010s, still a force at 39, cult figure

TomášPlekanec(RytířiKladno, CZE) – Captain of maternal club, at 40 still a top 2-way centre

Patrick Reimer(Nürnberg, GER) – DEL’s all-time goals & points leader, 3x MVP, Olympic silver

Voting is now open on eurohockeyclubs.com!

The awards will be presented on 13 June at the Annual E.H.C. Awards Dinner in Prague.

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