The Las Vegas Wranglers are a professional ice hockey team based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the ECHL. The Wranglers began play in 2003, after they transferred to the ECHL with the other seven West Coast Hockey League franchises following the WCHL's folding following the 2002–03 season.
The Wranglers have won numerous team and individual awards and honors since their inaugural season of 2003–04. The teams has captured the Bruce Taylor Trophy as Western Conference champions in 2008 and won the Brabham Cup as the team with the league's best regular season record in 2007.
Team trophies Edit
The Las Vegas Wranglers have won the Western (previously National) Conference one time in franchise history. They have won the Brabham Cup as the top team in the ECHL during the regular season once as well.
|Brabham Cup||Regular season championship||1||2006–07, 1988–89|
|Bruce Taylor Trophy||Western Conference playoff championship||1||2007–08|
Individual awards Edit
|John Brophy Award||Top coach during the regular season||Glen Gulutzan||2005–06|
|Second All-ECHL Team||Top performers at each position over the course of the season||Adam Miller (F)||2009–10|
|Excellence in Media Relations||Award of Excellence for media relations as determined by league media members||Josh Fisher||2006–07|
|Ticket Department of the Year||Award of Excellence for team ticket department as determined by a vote of ECHL teams||—||2005–06|
|Ticket Executive of the Year||Award of Excellence for best ticket executive as determined by the ECHL's general managers||Danielle Lucero||2005–06|
All-Star Game selections Edit
The ECHL All-Star Game is a mid-season exhibition game held annually between many of the top players each season. Eight All-Star Games have been held since the Wranglers inaugural season, with at least one player or coach representing the Wranglers in each year.
Former Wranglers head coach Glen Gulutzan shared the record for most ECHL All-Star games coached with three.
|Las Vegas Wranglers|
|The Franchise||Franchise • ECHL absorption of the WCHL • Team history • Seasons • Players • Award winners • Records • Head coaches • The Duke • Current season|
|Head coaches||Gulutzan • Mougenel|
|Team captains||J. McBain • M. McBain • Ferraro • Limpright • Neiszner|
|Rivals||Alaska Aces • Bakersfield Condors • Idaho Steelheads • Ontario Reign • Stockton Thunder|
|Kelly Cup Finals (1)||Won: None • Lost: 2008|
|Brabham Cups (1)||2006–07|
|Division titles (2)||2006–07 • 2007–08|
|Affiliates||NHL: Phoenix Coyotes • AHL: San Antonio Rampage|
|Seasons||2003–04 • 2004–05 • 2005–06 • 2006–07 • 2007–08 • 2008–09 • 2009-10 • 2010–11|