Matt Graham, FPHL Achievement Award

Binghamton, NY – The Federal Prospects Hockey League today announces its selection for the FPHL Achievement Award. This award is a well-deserved acknowledgment of an individual who's long-term contributions to the game of hockey is representative of not only their integrity & success of the Federal Prospects Hockey League, but also their professionalism in representing that of its players & member organizations.  Their career accomplishments serve as an inspiration to others of the importance of fair play and sportsmanship in the game hockey on and off the ice.  This selection is from a voting process by (2) representatives from each FPHL member club and then a verification by the FPHL League Staff.   

The FPHL Congratulates Matt Graham as the recipient for  2023-24 FPHL Achievement Award. Graham is a player, Head Coach, & General Manager for the Port Huron Prowlers.

Graham broke into the then-FHL in the 2013-14 season with the Watertown Privateers and averaged a point-per-game before leaving for HC Detva in Slovakia. After two more full seasons there, he returned to North America and played a season with the Danbury Titans in 2016-17. After the Titans folded, he joined the Prowlers via a dispersal draft and teamed up with his childhood friend, Branden Parkhouse. Graham is now in his seventh season as a Prowler, was part of the team that went to the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Final and won the 2019-20 FPHL Forward of the Year award. 

Overall, as a player, the Rancho Cucamonga, California native ranks 2nd in league history in assists with 327, 4th in points with 465 and 5th in games played with 387. In his ninth season in the league and eleventh as a pro, Graham is still producing at a high level on the ice. He led Port Huron with 32 assists when he was put on IR in mid-March. 

Graham is in his third season as the head coach and general manager of Port Huron after taking over from Joe Pace Jr. before the 2021-22 season. He runs the entire Prowlers organization along with assistant GM/assistant coach Alex Johnson and now assistant coach Chris Paulin from sales to marketing to the team on the ice. Since taking over the organization, Graham has improved the Prowlers on the ice and in the stands and is guiding them into their 10th season in 2024-25. 

Graham is set to lead his team into the playoffs for the third-straight year.

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The FPHL is a Single-A Minor Professional hockey league operating in its 14th season during 2023-24