Dow named Americans MVP for playoffs

By the Tri-City HeraldApril 1, 2013 

Overage defenseman Drydn Dow was named the Tri-City Americans 2013 Most Valuable Player for the playoffs. Dow is the first defenseman to earn the award since Logan Stephenson in 2006.

Dow, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, had three goals and two assists five games as the Americans dropped their first-round playoff series to rival Spokane 4-1.

“Drydn had an impressive postseason, played with heart and passion and was an integral part of our team,” Tri-City general manager Bob Tory said in a press release. “He will be missed next season as he moves on to the next chapter of his life.”

Dow, who played four years with the Americans, ranks sixth all-time among defensemen with 222 career games. He finished his final regular season with five goals, 28 assists and a plus-17 rating, tops among the defensive corps.

“There are some great players up on that wall and it’s an honor to have my name go up next to them,” Dow said. “It’s a bittersweet honor, but I’m happy to contribute.”

Tri-City Americans Playoff MVP Winners
2013 — Drydn Dow; 2011-12 — Brendan Shinnimin; 2010 — Kruise Reddick; 2009 — Mitch Fadden; 2008 — Chet Pickard; 2007 — Colton Yellow Horn; 2006 — Logan Stephenson; 2005 — Ian McDonald and Andy Thompson; 2004 — Shawn Belle and Clayton Stoner; 2003 — DNMP; 2002 — Tyler Weiman; 2001 — DNMP; 2000 — Darrell Hay; 1999 — Scott Gomez; 1997-98 — DNMP; 1996 — Daymond Langkow; 1995 — Daymond Langkow and Terry Ryan; 1994 — Daymond Langkow; 1993 — Todd Klassen; 1992 — Bill Lindsay; 1991 — Terry Degner; 1989-90 —Stu Barnes.

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