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Ducks Defenseman Prospect Sami Vatanen Named to AHL All-Rookie Team

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Ducks defenseman prospect Sami Vatanen was among the six players named to 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 - Sami Vatanen, Norfolk Admirals (59gp, 8+36=44pts., +1, 4 PPG, 2 GWG)
Defenseman - Justin Schultz, Oklahoma City Barons (34gp, 18+30=48pts., +8, 7 PPG, 3 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.

Previous selections to the annual AHL All-Rookie Team include Jean-Sebastien Giguere (1998), Zdeno Chara (1998), Brendan Morrison (1998), Marc Savard (1998), Daniel Briere (1998), J.P. Dumont (1999), Dan Boyle (1999), Cory Sarich (1999), Michael Leighton (2002), Barret Jackman (2002), Ron Hainsey (2002), Jason Spezza (2003), Brad Boyes (2003), Cam Ward (2005), Thomas Vanek (2005), Rene Bourque (2005), Kevin Bieksa (2005), Jimmy Howard (2006), Dan Girardi (2006), Mike Green (2006), Jaroslav Halak (2007), Troy Brouwer (2007), Ryan Callahan (2007), Bobby Ryan (2008), Teddy Purcell (2008), Brian Boyle (2008), Alex Goligoski (2008), Nathan Gerbe (2009), Justin Abdelkader (2009), John Carlson (2010), P.K. Subban (2010), Logan Couture (2010), Lars Eller (2010), Tyler Ennis (2010), Erik Gustafsson (2011), Luke Adam (2011), Zac Dalpe (2011), Cory Conacher (2012), Tyler Johnson (2012) and Gustav Nyquist (2012).

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