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.
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?