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NAHL 1996-97 Award Winners

Most Valuable Player

Jason Deskins, Compuware Ambassadors

Most Valuable Defenseman

Oleg Panasenko, Compuware Ambassadors

Rookie of the Year

David Legwand, Compuware Ambassadors

Coach of the Year

Tom Rudrud, Danville Wings

Executive of the Year

Tony Curtale, Springfield Jr. Blues

All-NAHL First Team

  • Forward: Ryan Fultz, Springfield Jr. Blues
  • Forward: Jason Deskins, Compuware Ambassadors
  • Forward: David Legwand, Compuware Ambassadors
  • Defenseman: Matt Kruzich, Springfield Jr. Blues
  • Defenseman: Jaisen Freemen, Danville Wings
  • Defenseman: Oleg Panasenko, Compuware Ambassadors
  • Goalie: Joe Blackburn, Compuware Ambassadors

All-NAHL Second Team

  • Forward: Eugene Dubravin, Springfield Jr. Blues
  • Forward: Max Mnatsakanov, Detroit Freeze
  • Forward: Robert Gubala, Danville Wings
  • Defenseman: Larry Hull, Cleveland Barons
  • Defenseman: Shaun Fisher, Springfield Jr. Blues
  • Goalie: Aaron Rolling, Danville Wings

All-NAHL Rookie Team

  • Forward: David Legwand, Compuware Ambassadors
  • Forward: Bobby Andrews, Cleveland Jr. Barons
  • Forward: Eugene Dubravin, Springfield Jr. Blues
  • Defense: Jaisen Freeman, Danville Wings
  • Defense: Oleg Panasenko, Compuware Ambassadors
  • Goalie: Aaron Rolling, Danville Wings
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