(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) The American Hockey League has announced the 2014-15 AHL All-Rookie Team, as voted by coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.
2014-15 AHL All-Rookie Team (stats through Apr. 7)
Goaltender - Matt Murray, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (37gp, 23-9-3, 1.54gaa, .941sv%, 11so)
Defenseman - Ville Pokka, Rockford IceHogs (64gp, 8+22=30pts., +2, 5 PPG)
Defenseman - Ryan Pulock, Bridgeport Sound Tigers (48gp, 17+9=26pts., -5, 13 PPG, 3 GWG)
Forward - Viktor Arvidsson, Milwaukee Admirals (66gp, 19+32=51pts., +4, 250 SOG, 7 PPG)
Forward - Connor Brown, Toronto Marlies (70gp, 18+39=57pts., +20, 6 GWG)
Forward - Charles Hudon, Hamilton Bulldogs (71gp, 17+38=55pts., +9, 3 GWG)
Each player will receive a custom-designed crystal award in recognition of his selection to the 2014-15 AHL All-Rookie Team.
Connor Brown, Forward (Toronto Marlies):
Toronto native Connor Brown is the AHL’s rookie leader in assists (39) and points (57) and also owns a plus-20 rating, tied for first among all rookie forwards in the league. A sixth-round draft pick by the Maple Leafs in 2012, Brown has scored six game-winning goals and has been assessed just four minor penalties while skating in all 70 games for the Marlies to date. The 21-year-old Brown was the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for December, and participated in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic in January. Prior to turning pro, Brown captured the Ontario Hockey League’s most outstanding player award and won a scoring title with Erie last season.