class of 2016

Daniel Berthiaume appeared in 364 games over a nine-year ECHL career with the Wheeling Thunderbirds, Roanoke Express and Greensboro Generals. He ranks fourth all-time among League goaltenders in games played while his 201 career wins are third and his 18 shutouts are fourth all-time. During the 1994-95 season with Roanoke, he put together a personal 13-game winning streak, which stood as the ECHL record for 20 seasons. Seven times in his nine ECHL seasons, Berthiaume won 20 or more games, which is tied with 2008 ECHL Hall of Fame inductee Nick Vitucci for the most 20-or-more win seasons in League history. He earned a spot on the All-ECHL Second Team in 1999-2000 when he finished fourth in the League with a .918 save percentage and fifth with a 2.48 goals-against average. A third-round selection (60th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Berthiaume appeared in 215 career NHL games with the Jets, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators  prior to joining Wheeling in the 1994-95 season. 

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Craig Brush helped to found the ECHL’s Florida Everblades and Germain Arena along with partners Peter Karmanos and Thomas Thewes in 1998. He has served as the team’s President and General Manager since inception and he oversees all aspects of both the hockey club and the sports complex. In their first 17 seasons, the Everblades have welcomed over 3.4 million fans, placing in the top 10 of ECHL attendance in every season, including leading the league for five consecutive seasons from 2000-01 through 2004-05. Florida has advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in 16 of 17 seasons, and has reached the Kelly Cup Finals three times, capturing the title in 2012. He served as the Chairman of the ECHL Board of Governors for three seasons from 2003 through 2006.  

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Allan Sirois enjoyed an 11-season career in the ECHL, suiting up in 687 career games with Baton Rouge, Jacksonville, Pee Dee, Greenville and Texas. He sits fifth all-time in League history in games played while ranking 12th with 249 goals, tied for 13th with 345 assists and ninth with 594 points. He participated in a pair of ECHL All-Star Games, and took home Most Valuable Player honors at the 2002 game in Trenton when he scored two goals and added an assist. Sirois enjoyed most of his success in Pee Dee, ranking as the all-time leading scorer in Pride history with 432 points (176g-256a) in 486 games. He enjoyed his best statistical season in 1998-99 when he finished seventh in the league with 84 points (35g-49a) earning a spot on All-ECHL Second Team and helping Pee Dee to the Brabham Cup as ECHL regular-season champions.

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