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Payne Named to ECHL All-Decade Team

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
Blues Head Coach Davis Payne was named coach of the ECHL All-Decade Team on Wednesday.

Payne led the Alaska Aces of the ECHL to the Kelly Cup Championship during the 2006-07 season and also guide the club to three consecutive trips to the Conference Finals; it was the first time in 15 years and only the second time in ECHL history that a team advanced to the ECHL’s Final Four in three straight seasons.

Thirty-eight of Alaska’s 48 lifetime playoff wins had came under Payne’s direction, with his winning percentage in the playoffs (38-21, .644%) nearly matching that of his four regular seasons in Alaska.

Payne, who owns a 289-142-45 (.654%) in seven seasons as an ECHL head coach between Alaska and the Pee Dee Pride, remains second all-time in ECHL history with 50 postseason victories, 12 of which came during his three years with Pee Dee.
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