class of 2015

DARREN COLBOURNE

Darren Colbourne played 421 games over seven seasons in the ECHL with Dayton, Richmond, Raleigh and Augusta. He ranks fifth in League history with 323 goals and 14th with 567 points while his 0.77 goals-per-game average ranks third all-time. Twice during his career, he scored 69 goals in a season – 1991-92 with Dayton and 1993-94 with Richmond – which ranks as the third-most in a single season in ECHL history. He owns third (26 in 1991-92) and fourth (25 in 1993-94) place in League history for most power-play goals in a season, and his six hat tricks in 1991-92 are the third best in a single season. Colbourne scored 40 or more goals four times in his ECHL career, including three seasons of at least 50 goals, which is tied for the most in history. He was named the ECHL Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the All-ECHL First Team in 1991-92 after posting 119 points (69g-50a) in 64 games with Dayton and earned a spot on the All-ECHL Second Team in 1993-94.

 

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LOUIS DUMONT

Louis Dumont is the ECHL’s all-time leader with 566 assists and 891 points and is third all-time with 771 games played and is tied for third with 325 goals. He made his pro debut in the ECHL with Tallahassee and Wheeling in 1994-95 and went on to play 12 seasons in the League. Dumont captured the ECHL scoring title with Pensacola in 2001-02, recording 102 points (32g-70a) in 72 games on his way to earning a spot on the All-ECHL First Team. He also represented the Ice Pilots in the 2002 ECHL All-Star Game, where he picked up a pair of assists and won the Fastest Skater competition. Dumont also enjoyed postseason success, as he is tied for 17th all-time with 38 postseason assists and tied for 18th with 74 postseason games played.

 

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SCOTT SABATINO

Scott Sabatino worked in the ECHL League Office for 12 years from 1995 through 2006, serving as the League’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the final six seasons of his tenure. During his time with the ECHL, Sabatino oversaw all areas of business operations for the League while working closely with team ownership and management on risk management programs, initiating the annual review and reporting project, overseeing league-wide scheduling and other League programs. Sabatino joined the Pac-10 Conference in November 2006 as Associate Commissioner for Business and Finance and in 2010, was hired as Director of Finance for the San Francisco 49ers, where today he is the Vice President of Finance.

 

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CARL SCHEER

Carl Scheer enjoyed over 20 years of experience as an ECHL team executive. He first joined the League in 1993-94, when the Charlotte Checkers joined the ECHL as an expansion team. It was the first time professional hockey had called Charlotte home in over 15 years, and the team was a nearly instant success drawing over 8,100 fans per game in its inaugural season. Charlotte finished in the top four in ECHL attendance in each of its first four seasons and went on to capture the Riley Cup championship in 1996. Scheer, who served as the Chairman of the ECHL Board of Governors for several seasons in the 1990s, developed the BI-LO Center in downtown Greenville and brought the Greenville Grrrowl into the ECHL for the 1998-99 season. The Grrrowl averaged over 9,200 fans per game in their first season, and still hold four of the nine largest single-game crowds in ECHL history.

 

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