The American Hockey League announced today that St. John’s IceCaps defenceman Paul Postma has been named as a First-Team All-Star, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.
Postma has tallied 13 goals and 31 assists for 44 points in 55 games with the Atlantic Division champion IceCaps this season, one point shy of his career high, in 14 fewer contests. The 23-year-old native of Red Deer, Alberta had a 10-game scoring streak in December and made his second consecutive AHL All-Star Classic appearance in January.
Postma has also skated in three games with the parent Winnipeg Jets this season.
2011-12 AHL First All-Star Team
G Yann Danis, Oklahoma City Barons (40gp, 25-12-2, 2.11gaa, .924sv%, 5so)
D Mark Barberio, Norfolk Admirals (69gp, 12+47=59pts., +23, 37 PP pts.)
D Paul Postma, St. John’s IceCaps (55gp, 13+31=44pts., 24 PP pts., 3 GWG)
LW Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears (67gp, 26+64=90pts., 50 PP pts.)
C Keith Aucoin, Hershey Bears (43gp, 11+59=70pts., 38 PP pts.)
RW Kyle Palmieri, Syracuse Crunch (46gp, 32+23=55pts., +11, 7 GWG)
Each 2011-12 All-Star Team member will receive a custom-designed crystal award in recognition of his selection.