Thursday, April 2, 2009

AHL All-Stars Announced: Penguins, Caps, Flyers Represented

Congratulations to these guys, as the AHL has already (yeah, already) announced their all-stars for the 2008-2009 season. Hope to see these guys get a shot sometime (especially Aucoin, guys had it rough in his career, constantly overlooked).

2008-09 AHL First All-Star Team
G Cory Schneider, Manitoba Moose (37gp, 28-7-1, 1.89gaa, .932sv%, 5 SO)
D Johnny Boychuk, Providence Bruins (73gp, 20+43=63pts., +21, 5 GWG)
D Danny Syvret, Philadelphia Phantoms (70gp, 12+39=51pts., 29 PP pts.)
LW Alexandre Giroux, Hershey Bears (64gp, 55+36=91pts., +23, 8 GWG)
C Keith Aucoin, Hershey Bears (69gp, 25+69=94pts., +26, 10 PPG)
RW P.A. Parenteau, Hartford Wolf Pack (74gp, 29+49=78pts., 12 PPG)

2008-09 AHL Second All-Star Team
G Drew MacIntyre, Milwaukee Admirals (51gp, 31-14-4, 2.35gaa, .919sv%, 4 SO)
D Cody Franson, Milwaukee Admirals (71gp, 9+41=50pts., 27 PP pts.)
D Ben Lovejoy, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (72gp, 7+22=29pts., +43)
LW Janne Pesonen, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (65gp, 29+45=74pts., +10, 12 PPG)
C Jason Krog, Manitoba Moose (69gp, 29+54=83pts., +25, 6 GWG)
RW Darren Haydar, Grand Rapids Griffins (74gp, 29+46=75pts., 14 PPG)

Sabres prospects on the other hand dominated the All-Rookie team, announced yesterday.

2008-09 AHL All-Rookie Team

G Nathan Lawson, Bridgeport Sound Tigers (30gp, 18-9-2, 2.13gaa, .929sv%, 2so)
D Mattias Karlsson, Binghamton Senators (67gp, 8+41=49pts.)
D Yannick Weber, Hamilton Bulldogs (66gp, 14+27=41pts.)
F Justin Abdelkader, Grand Rapids Griffins (71gp, 22+27=49pts.)
F Nathan Gerbe, Portland Pirates (50gp, 26+24=50pts.)
F Tim Kennedy, Portland Pirates (66gp, 16+43=59pts.)

Abdelkader may have the sweetest name outside of Ahnelov.
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