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Jamie Lundmark Named AHL Rookie of the Month

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

The American Hockey League announced today that Hartford Wolf Pack center Jamie Lundmark has been named the AHL Rookie of the Month for February. In 14 games on the month, Lundmark tallied five goals and seven assists for 12 points, along with a plus-7 rating, helping the Wolf Pack to a record of 8-2-3-1.

Lundmark, 21, tallied his 12 points over the month’s last 10 games, including two assists in a 2-2 tie vs. Worcester on February 15, the goal that forced overtime in an eventual 4-3 win at Albany on February 18, and an assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Norfolk on February 27. He recorded four multiple-point games during the month. In recognition of his accomplishment, Lundmark will be presented with an etched crystal trophy by the AHL prior to an upcoming game.

A native of Edmonton, Lundmark was selected by the New York Rangers as the ninth overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He has recorded 19 goals and 24 assists in 59 games with Hartford this year, ranking fourth on the club in goals and fifth in scoring with 43 points. Lundmark ranks among the league’s rookie leaders in assists (tied for third), points (fourth) and power play goals (tied for fourth with seven).

Lundmark had three excellent seasons of junior hockey in the WHL, totaling 96 goals and 216 points in 159 games with Moose Jaw and Seattle.

Other players nominated for AHL Rookie of the Month include Chicago center Derek MacKenzie, Cincinnati goaltender Ilja Bryzgalov, Hamilton defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron, Lowell right wing Tomas Kurka, Manitoba center Brandon Reid, Milwaukee right wing Bryan Lundbohm, Norfolk center Vern Fiddler, Philadelphia left wing Pavel Brendl, Rochester defenseman Doug Janik, Syracuse left wing Martin Paroulek and Worcester goaltender Reinhard Divis.
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