Rangers forward Corey Locke, recently called up to the Blueshirts from the Hartford Wolf Pack, was rewarded for his strong performance in the AHL this season by earning a berth on the league's Second All-Star Team on Thursday.
|Corey Locke |
Locke, who has a career-high 80 points on 29 goals and 51 assists in 73 games this season, was named a postseason All-Star for the first time in his six AHL seasons. He has played in four AHL All-Star Games, including the 2010 AHL All-Star Game.
He was named to the Second All-Star Team at the center position, behind First Team All-Star center Keith Aucoin of Hershey.
Locke led the AHL in scoring for the first half of the 2009-10 season and ranked third in the league at the time of his recall to the Rangers on Monday. He is also tied for the AHL lead in power-play goals.
Joining Locke on the Second Team are goaltender Cedrick Desjardins of Hamilton, defensemen Maxim Noreau of Houston and Clay Wilson on Rochester, and forwards Charles Linglet of Springfield and Andrew Gordon of Hershey.