Charlotte Checkers

05/29/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/29/2020 09:48

2019-20 Checkers End of the Year Awards

The 2019-20 seasons is in the books, so we're handing out some awards to this year's best of the best.

Awards for MVP, Forward of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Most Improved Player, Unsung Hero, Moment of the Year and Performance of the Year will be announced throughout the next three days, so make sure to check back on the page!

After beating a cancer diagnosis that came just days after winning the Calder Cup, Stelio Mattheos made his season debut on the road in Cleveland on Nov. 1, but suffered an injury that once again pushed him to the sidelines. Finally on Feb. 11, with his cancer in the rearview and his injury setback overcome, Mattheos stepped back onto the Coliseum ice to the cheers of a raucous home crowd and got back to what he loved doing - playing hockey.

Author:Nicholas NiedzielskiEmail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.