2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team

Teemu Pulkkinen was one of two members of the Grand Rapids Griffins to make this season’s All-Rookie Team. (Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

This afternoon the AHL announced its 2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team. Despite great rookie campaigns from the likes of Colton Sissons and Miikka Salomaki – there were no representatives of the Milwaukee Admirals on the selected team.

Forwards: Ryan Strome (Bridgeport Sound Tigers), Teemu Pulkkinen (Grand Rapids Griffins), and Curtis McKenzie (Texas Stars).

Defensemen: Ryan Sproul (Grand Rapids Griffins) and Brenden Kichton (St. John’s IceCaps).

Goalie: Joni Ortio (Abbotsford Heat).

Other players that missed out on this list, that have had great rookie seasons, include: Alexander Khokhlachev (Providence Bruins), Lucas Lessio (Portland Pirates), Brett Ritchie (Texas Stars), and Ty Rattie (Chicago Wolves).

This is the first of many awards set to be announced by the AHL in the coming days:

Apr. 9 – 2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team
Apr. 10 – 2013-14 AHL First and Second All-Star Teams
Apr. 11 – Fred T. Hunt Award (sportsmanship, determination, dedication)
Apr. 14 – Dudley “Red” Garrett Award (outstanding rookie)
Apr. 15 – Louis A.R. Pieri Award (outstanding coach)
Apr. 16 – Eddie Shore Award (outstanding defenseman)
Apr. 17 – Yanick Dupré Memorial Award (AHL Man of the Year)
Apr. 17 – Aldege “Baz” Bastien Award (outstanding goaltender)
Apr. 18 – Les Cunningham Award (most valuable player)

Do you agree with the AHL’s selection for the All-Rookie Team? Did our top two rookies deserve a mention? Which award, if any, will the Admirals have a chance at winning?

2 thoughts on “2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team”

  1. Complete garbage! But in all seriousness, this is a pretty exclusive club and these are all pretty worthy choices. Sissons might be there if he spent more of the season in Milwaukee and these lists rarely reward an all-around player like Salomaki. The player I was surprised that was left off is Alexander Khokhlachev. Not to again be biased toward the Bruins organization, but that guy would likely be in the NHL most of the year with a lot of other organizations. He’s a star waiting in the wings.

  2. Mark Van Guilder – Has to be strongly considered for the Yanick Dupre (Man Of the Year).

    Disappointing Colton Sissons is not on the all rookie team , I think his play has shown he is worthy.

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