Saturday, June 29, 2013

Huberdeau Named To NHL Rookie Team

Jonathan Huberdeau has been named to the National Hockey League’s All-Rookie Team for the 2012-13 season.

The news comes as no surprise as the former Saint John Sea Dogs captain was named the Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year earlier this month.

Huberdeau, who spent the first half of the season with the Sea Dogs due to the lockout, recorded 14 goals and 17 assists in 48 games with a bad Florida Panthers team. According to, “his average ice time of 16:55 led all first-year forwards. He was also the first player in franchise history and the only one in the NHL this season to score on two penalty shots, and he set a team record for points by a teenager, breaking the mark of 27 set by Radek Dvorak in 1995-96.”

Fredericton native and former QMJHLer Jake Allen of the St. Louis Blues was the goaltender named to the All-Rookie Team. Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens and Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks – both of whom were Calder finalists – were the other forwards on the team. The Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin and the Edmonton Oilers’ Justin Schultz were the defensemen.

The 2013 NHL Draft takes place tomorrow afternoon in New Jersey.

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