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Roster Shuffling Not Unique To ECHL Teams

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While ECHL fans, coaches and media often lament the impact “injuries and call-ups” have on the roster of their favorite team, the reality is that roster movement is a fact of life at all levels of professional hockey.

A quick look at the numbers through January 31 shows that the average NHL team had used 30.06 players so far this year including 19 teams that had used more than 30 players.

In the AHL the average stood at 33.96 players per team with four teams using 40 or more players including San Antonio, which has been at or near the top of its division for more of the season.

By comparison, the ECHL average per team was at 34.89 players with just one team, Elmira, having used more than 40 players.

When the Pittsburgh Penguins recently went through an extended period without gifted All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, those players were not replaced with NHL All-Stars but rather by players recalled from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In addition, other team members played an increased role. The same is true in the ECHL. Opportunities exist for players to step up and play a bigger role, especially on offense, when players are recalled. The fact recalls and roster movement are so prevalent means the ECHL is the League the best young players want to play in due to the opportunities for movement.

Often overlooked is the fact that many players recalled often return to bolster ECHL rosters, particularly come playoff time, allowing fans the opportunity to witness great talent at a critical time of year.

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