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 its an honor to have my name go up next to them, Dow said. Its a bittersweet honor, but Im happy to contribute.
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.