James Edwards served as President for the Johnstown Chiefs from the 1995-96 season through 2002-03. He was the Chairman of the ECHL Board of Governors for four seasons from 1999-2000 through 2002-03. Edwards was instrumental in helping to keep the last remaining original ECHL team in its same city as the League continued to expand into larger markets and served as the Chairman of the Board as the ECHL approved expansion to include seven markets in the western United States for the 2003-04 season, making the League a coast-to-coast league.
Wes Goldie is the ECHL’s all-time leader in career goals with 370, breaking the previous mark of 368 held by 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Rod Taylor, and he ranks fourth in League history with 697 games played over 11 seasons with Pee Dee, Victoria and Alaska. He shares with Taylor the ECHL record for most 30-or-more goal seasons with eight, and he shares the league mark for most consecutive 30-plus goal seasons with six from 2006-07 through 2011-12. Goldie also had success in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, as he ranks fifth all-time in postseason games played with 84, third with 36 postseason goals and fifth with 78 points. He enjoyed perhaps his best season in 2010-11 with Alaska, earning ECHL Most Valuable Player honors with 83 points (46g-37a) in 72 games and adding 14 points (3g-11a) in 13 postseason contests as the Aces captured their second Kelly Cup title in team history.
Al MacIsaac played two seasons in the ECHL with the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1991-92 and 1992-93, scoring 73 points (22g-51a) in 95 career games. He was part of the Admirals’ 1992 Riley Cup championship team, scoring 10 points (1g-9a) in 14 postseason games and represented the club in the first-ever ECHL All-Star Game in 1993. MacIsaac also won an American Hockey League Calder Cup title with the Cape Breton Oilers in 1993. Following his playing career, MacIsaac became the Admirals' assistant general manager/assistant coach, was promoted to general manager/assistant coach in 1996 and he earned a Kelly Cup championship ring with the club in 1998. MacIsaac is currently in his 14th season in the front office of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks where he was part of the team’s 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup titles, and is in his fourth season as the club’s Vice President of Hockey Operations.
John Spoltore, who passed away in 2010, made his mark on the ECHL Record Book while playing with the Louisiana Ice Gators from 1995-96 through 2000-01. He scored an amazing 532 points (142g-390a) in just 275 career ECHL games, an average of 1.93 points-per-game, and his 390 assists are tied for the third most in League history. His 1.15 assists-per-game average ranks tops in ECHL history and he fell just one assist shy of tying the League’s single-season assist record when he recorded 92 during the 1999-2000 season. He was named to the All-ECHL Second Team in 1997-98 before earning a spot on the All-ECHL First Team in each of the next two seasons. Spoltore represented the Ice Gators in the 1999 and 2000 ECHL All-Star Games, and he earned a Calder Cup title with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League in 1999 after tallying 12 points (6g-6a) in 11 postseason contests.