No surprise here, but Justin Schultz has been named to the AHL All-Rookie Team. Other than goaltender Niklas Svedberg, all others on this list played over fifty games. This makes the 34 games and 48 points Schultz acculumated in the lockout an absolute marvel. A defenseman with which the league has likely ever seen. Just imagine if he’d played nearer 70 games. Unreal.
The American Hockey League announced today the 2012-13 AHL All-Rookie Team, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.
The team consists of one goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards:
2012-13 AHL All-Rookie Team (stats through Apr. 9)
Goaltender — Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins (45gp, 34-8-0, 2.18gaa, .924sv%, 4so)
Defenseman — Justin Schultz, Oklahoma City Barons (34gp, 18+30=48pts., +8, 7 PPG, 3 GWG)
Defenseman — Sami Vatanen, Norfolk Admirals (59gp, 8+36=44pts., +1, 4 PPG, 2 GWG)
Forward — Ryan Spooner, Providence Bruins (54gp, 14+37=51pts., +10, 8 PPG, 3 GWG)
Forward — Tyler Toffoli, Manchester Monarchs (55gp, 28+20=48pts., +20, 6 PPG, 3 SHG)
Forward — Jason Zucker, Houston Aeros (53gp, 24+24=48pts., -5, 12 PPG, 8 GWG)
Each All-Rookie Team member will receive a custom-designed crystal award in recognition of his selection to the 2012-13 AHL All-Rookie Team.