AHL names First and Second All-Star Teams
Providence Bruins rookie goalie Niklas Svedberg added First All-Star Team honors to his resume a day after being named to the AHL All-Rookie Team.
Svedberg, who is 34-8-3 in 45 games with Providence with a 2.18 goals-against average, .924 save percentage and four shutouts, was the goalie on the first team and one of eight Eastern Conference players named to the 12 spots between the two all-star teams.
The rest of the first team included defenseman Justin Schultz from the Oklahoma City Barons (34 gp, 18-30-48, plus-8, 7 PPG, 3 GWG); defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals (59 gp, 8-36-44, plus-1, 4 PPG, 2 GWG); left wing Jonathan Audy-Marchessault from the Springfield Falcons (68 gp, 20-43-63, plus-19, 9 PPG); centerman Tyler Johnson from the Syracuse Crunch (59 gp, 32-25-58, plus-25, 11 PPG); and right wing Gustav Nyquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins (58 gp, 23-37-60, plus-10, 9 PPG).
The second team includes goalie Curtis McElhinney from the Springfield Falcons (46 gp, 28-14-3, 2.25 GAA, .924 Sv%, 9 shutouts); defenseman Mark Barberio from the Syracuse Crunch (70 gp, 8-32-40, plus-7, 23 PPP); defenseman Adam Clendening from the Rockford IceHogs (69 gp, 7-36-43, plus-14, 22 PPP); left wing Matt Fraser from the Texas Stars (62 gp, 33-13-46, plus-13, 17 PPG); centerman Jeff Taffe from the Hershey Bears (67 gp, 18-46-64, 23 PPP); and right wing Brett Connolly from the Syracuse Crunch (67 gp, 27-30-57, plus-15, 8 PPG, 7 GWG).