The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs recognizing and honoring excellence, commitment and sportsmanship together with our partners

FJÄLLRÄVEN

Fjällräven Young Player of the Year

Awarded to the most valuable player in European hockey during the past season who was born 1 January 1998 or later (U22). The player must have displayed skill, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game and his team in both club and international competition. Player must be with a European club in 2019-2020.

Nominated players:

Jonatan
Berggren
Anton
Lundell
Janis
Moser
Lukas
Reichel
Moritz
Seider
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Hanwag Club of the Year

Awarded to a European club which has shown excellence and/or remarkable improvement over the course of the season. Also taken into consideration is the club’s commitment to youth development, social programs and community relations or areas where the club has made significant impact.

Nominated clubs:

Avangard Omsk
EV Zug
HC Donbass
Lukko Rauma
Växjö Lakers
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Globetrotter Coach of the Year

Awarded to a coach of a European club who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership resulting in his club’s outstanding performance or vastly improved record from the previous season. The ability to develop players, combined with sportsmanlike conduct, are qualities which are also considered.

Nominated coaches:

Sam
Hallam
Bob
Hartley
Dan
Tangnes
Vaclav
Varada
Pekka
Virta
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Warrior Career Excellence Award

Shall be annually awarded to the player who over a career span, has exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship and dedication, combined with community service and involvement and with high standard of playing ability.

Nominated players:

Pavel
Datsyuk
Viktor
Hübl
Jaromir
Jagr
Thomas
Koch
Joakim
Lindström
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Kånken Youth Retention Award

To be awarded annually to an ice hockey youth program which emphasizes sustainability through social responsibility and high retention rates among its participants.

Nominated clubs:

Junior Pelicans
HC Hvězda Praha
EV Zug Nachwuchs
IK Stavanger
EC-KAC
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Infront Leadership Award

To awarded to a distinguished leader in European club ice hockey for their outstanding commercial and social accomplishments within their club and their community.  

The Award Ceremony will be at the E.H.C. Hockey Business Forum in Zug, Switzerland on 23 October 2021

Previous Award Winners

Winners in 2020

Fjällräven Young Player of the Year

Nils Lundkvist (Luleå Hockey, SHL)
Nominated players: Benjamin Baumgartner (Davos, NL), Samuel Fagemo (Frölunda, SHL), Jesse Puljujärvi (Kärpät, Liiga) Tim Stützle (Mannheim, DEL)

Globetrotter Coach of the Year

Jussi Ahokas (KooKoo Kouvola, Liiga)
Nominated coaches: Thomas Berlund (Luleå, SHL), Rikard Grönborg (Zurich, NL), Tom Pokel (Straubing, DEL), Christian Wohlwend (Davos, NL)

Hanwag Club of the Year

ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI, NL)
Nominated clubs: CSKA Moscow (KHL), Frölunda (SHL) Kärpät Oulu (Liiga), Luleå Hockey (SHL)

Warrior Career Excellence Award

Joel Lundqvist (Frölunda Indians, SHL)
Nominated players: Milan Gulaš (Plzeň, CZE), Jaromír Jágr (Kladno, CZE), Lasse Kukkonen (Kärpät, Liiga), Yannic Seidenberg (Munich, DEL)

Kånken Youth Retention Award

Pilsen Wolves (CZE)
Nominated clubs: Association Brûleurs de Loups Amateur (FRA), Junior Pelicans (FIN), SC Bietigheim-Bissingen Steelers (GER)

Infront Leadership Award

Mikko Leinonen (Tappara Tampere, Liiga)

Winners in 2019

Fjällräven Young Player of the Year

Aleksi Heponiemi (Kärpät, Liiga)
Nominated players: Emil Bemström (Djurgården, SHL), Kaapo Kakko (TPS, Liiga), Kirill Kaprizov (CSKA, KHL), Moritz Seider (Mannheim, DEL)

Globetrotter Coach of the Year

Roger Rönnberg (Frölunda, SHL)
Nominated coaches: Pavel Gross (Mannheim, DEL), Kari Jalonen (Bern, NLA), Adam Keefe (Belfast, EIHL), Antti Pennanen (HPK, Liiga)

Hanwag Club of the Year

Frölunda (SHL)
Nominated clubs: Adler Mannheim (DEL), CSKA Moscow (KHL), Kärpät Oulu (Liiga), SC Bern (NLA)

Warrior Career Excellence Award

Michael Wolf (R.B. Munich, DEL)
Nominated players: Thomas Koch (KAC, EBEL), Lasse Kukkonen (Kärpät, Liiga), Joel Lundqvist (Frölunda, SHL), Branko Radivojevic (Trencin, SVK)

Winners in 2018

Fjällräven Young Player of the Year

Elias Pettersson (Växjö, SHL)
Nominated players: Rasmus Dahlin (Frölunda, SHL), Miro Heiskanen (IFK Helsinki, Liiga), Kirill Kaprizov (CSKA, KHL), Eeli Tolvanen (Jokerit, KHL)

Globetrotter Coach of the Year

 Frederik Söderström (Storhamar, GET)
Nominated coaches: Sam Hallam (Växjö, SHL), Andrew Lord (Cardiff, EIHL), Kai Suikkanen (Bolzano, EBEL), Libor Zábranský (Brno, CZE)

Hanwag Club of the Year

Red Bull München (DEL)
Nominated clubs: JYP Jyväskylä (Liiga), Kärpät Oulu (Liiga), Storhamar Hamar (GET), Växjö Lakers (SHL)

Warrior Award

Riikka Välilä (HV71, SDHL)
Nominated clubs: Christian Ehrhoff (Kölner Haie, DEL), Martin Erat (Brno, CZE), Tomi Kallio (TPS, Liiga), Mathias Seger (Zurich, NLA)

Winners in 2017

Fjällräven Young Player of the Year

Kirill Kaprizov (Salavat Yulayev Ufa, KHL)
Nominated players: Joel Eriksson Ek (Färjestad, SHL), Dominik Kubalik (Plzen, CZE), Oskar Lindblom (Brynäs, SHL), Ilya Sorokin (CSKA, KHL)

Globetrotter Coach of the Year

Roger Rönnberg (Frölunda Gothenburg, SHL)
Nominated coaches: Pavel Gross (Wolfsburg, DEL), Kari Jalonen (SC Bern, NL), Filip Pesan (Liberec, CZE), Jussi Tapola (Tappara, Liiga)

Hanwag Club of the Year

Frölunda Gothenburg (SHL)
Nominated clubs: Cardiff Devils (EIHL), SC Bern (NLA), Tappara Tampere (Liiga), Vienna Capitals (EBEL)
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