ANDREW AGOZZINO NAMED SAN JOSE BARRACUDA 2022-23 IOA/AMERICAN SPECIALTY AHL MAN OF THE YEARMay 2, 2023
The San Jose Barracuda are proud to announce that Andrew Agozzino has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the San Jose community during the 2022-23 season.
Serving as the team’s captain, Agozzino led both on and off the ice. In his first year in the Bay Area, he immediately assimilated into the community and became an instant fan favorite, known not only for his prowess on the ice, but his kind and welcoming nature off of it. Every time the Barracuda hold a team event for the general public, a community group, or season ticket holders, Agozzino is always the first one in the door and the last one to leave.
Agozzino becomes one of 32 finalists for the AHL’s 2022-23 Yanick Dupré Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupré Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League on Thursday, May 5.