This year’s best defense was a tough decision. Our first candidate this year were Patrik Lundback of Aware, who had an incredible season this year with leading his team to a new SHL record of an eleven game win streak. Our second candidate was new comer, Juhani Ijas of Expedia. Ijas had a great season this year, and he was a force to be reckoned with when he was on the point. Our third candidate was the captain of the Sukhumvit Spitfires, Brad Wilson, who not only had a great year, but in one game, he played goaltender when his netminder was late coming to the game.
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We had some incredible defenseman during the 2016-2017 season of the SHL, so it was really hard choosing three (3) defenseman and then choosing the best defenseman from those three (3).
The first nominee for the Best Defenseman was Adrian Meyers from the Sukhumvit Spitfires.
The third nominee and winner was Patrik Lundback from the Aware! Not only did Patrik win the Best Defenseman, he also helped coach the Thai National Hockey Team to a 2017 Asian Winter Games gold medal!