Spencer Watson receives 2019-20 ECHL Sportsmanship awardApr 7, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – Spencer Watson is the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award for 2019-20 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members.
The award is presented annually to the player who is judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship combined with a high standard of playing ability.
Watson was tied for second in the ECHL with 31 goals and was tied for 11th with 59 points in 54 games while being assessed just 12 penalty minutes. He was tied for the league lead with 11 power-play goals and was tied for ninth with five game-winning goals.
"Spencer loves to compete and wants to be the best. One of the things that I like most about Spencer is that he respects the game and his opponents. This respect was clearly mutual evidenced buy the fact he won the award," Head Coach Doug Christiansen said.
"To be selected by the other coaches in the league is a tremendous honor. He represented Indianapolis extremely well on and off the ice and we look forward to watching his game develop in the future years!"
Watson has recorded 151 points (78g-73a) in 152 career ECHL games with Indy and Manchester with 44 career penalty minutes.
ECHL Sportsmanship Award Winners
2019-20 Spencer Watson, Indy Fuel
2018-19 Zach O’Brien, Newfoundland Growlers
2017-18 Brodie Dupont, Norfolk Admirals
2016-17 Shane Berschbach, Toledo Walleye
2015-16 Shane Berschbach, Toledo Walleye
2014-15 Chad Costello, Allen Americans
2013-14 Peter Sivak, Alaska Aces
2012-13 Randy Rowe, Toledo Walleye
2011-12 Kevin Ulanski, Colorado Eagles
2010-11 Brian Swanson, Alaska Aces
2009-10 Barret Ehgoetz, Cincinnati Cyclones
2008-09 Travis Morin, South Carolina Stingrays
2007-08 Jeff Campbell, Gwinnett Gladiators
2006-07 Derek Nesbitt, Idaho Steelheads
2005-06 Steve Saviano, Florida Everblades
2004-05 Kris Goodjohn, Gwinnett Gladiators
2003-04 Mark Pederson, San Diego Gulls
2002-03 Rejean Stringer, Columbia Inferno
2001-02 Ben Stafford, Trenton Titans
2000-01 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers
1999-00 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers
1998-99 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers
1997-98 Cal Ingraham, Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
1996-97 Mike Ross, South Carolina Stingrays