Here's how ECHL teams have done since the NHL lockout ended

Posted on February 22, 2013 

When the NHL lockout unofficially ended on Jan. 6, a lot of folks wondered how the Alaska Aces, who led the 23-team circuit at that point, would fare without their four NHLers.

Turns out, pretty well. The Aces still lead the league.

And in compiling every ECHL team's record since the lockout -- The Blog is nothing if not tireless in breaking down this kind of geek stuff; donations are welcome -- turns out that Alaska's 11-3-5 record (.711 winning percentage) since the lockout ended before games began play that Sunday (the Aces held out their NHLers) matches South Carolina (13-5-1, .711) for the best winning percentage in that span.

Several teams lost NHL players when the lockout ended. But many teams also lost pivotal players who moved up to the AHL to replace the AHL guys who either moved up to the NHL full-time or at least went to NHL training camps.

South Carolina has made the biggest move since the lockout end. Pre-lockout, the Stingrays owned a .459 winning percentage. Given their .711 winning percentage since, they've played at a clip of +.252. The Bakersfield Condors have turned it around nearly as much (+.236) by going 10-10-2 (.500) post-lockout after being 8-25-3 (.264) pre-lockout.

The biggest loser, in terms of pre-lockout and post-lockout records, has been the Gwinnett Gladiators, who owned a .662 winning percentage pre-lockout, but have since been at .476 for a -.186 drop.

In an event, here is how every team has done since the lockout (prior to tonight's games), with record and winning percentage:


1) Alaska Aces. 11-3-5, .711

2) Ontario Reign, 12-5-3, .675

3) Las Vegas Wranglers, 12-7-1, .625

4) Idaho Steelheads, 12-8-0, .600

5) tie, Colorado Eagles, 8-8-0, .500

5) tie, Bakersfield Condors, 10-10-2, .500

7) Stockton Thunder, 9-10-2, .476

8) Utah Grizzlies, 7-11-2, .400

9) San Francisco Bulls, 6-10-2, .389


1) South Carolina Stingrays, 13-5-1, .711

2) Elmira Jackals, 12-5.1, .695

3) Florida Everblades, 13-5-2, .667

4) Greenville Road Warriors, 9-4-3, .656

5) Toledo Walleye, 10-5-2, .639

6) tie, Cincinnati Cyclones, 11-6-4, .619

6) tie, Kalamazoo Wings, 12-7-2, .619

8) Reading Royals, 9-6-5, .575

9) Gwinnett Gladiators, 9-10-2, .476

10) Wheeling Nailers, 7-8-3, .472

11) Orlando Solar Bears, 9-11-1, .452

12) tie, Fort Wayne Komets, 8-11-0, .421

12) tie, Evansville IceMen, 7-10-2, .421

14) Trenton Titans, 6-12-2, .350



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