New York, NY (Sports Network) - Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau of
Florida and Brandon Saad of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks
headline the NHL's All-Rookie Team for the 2012-13 season.
Joining the two forwards for this year's team were Montreal forward Brendan
Gallagher, defensemen Justin Schultz of Edmonton and Jonas Brodin of
Minnesota, and St. Louis goaltender Jake Allen.
Huberdeau notched 14 goals and 17 assists in playing all 48 games this season.
His 31 points tied for first among NHL rookies. The 19-year-old was chosen
with the third overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft and recorded the most points
by a teenager in Panthers history.
Saad led all first-year players with a plus-17 rating to help Chicago earn its
second Presidents' Trophy during the regular season. The 20-year-old 2011
second-round pick ranked among the top five rookies in all major scoring
categories, notching 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points in 46 games.
Gallagher was second among rookies with 15 goals and fourth with 28 points in
44 games this season. The 21-year-old 2010 fifth-round draft pick helped the
Canadiens win the Northeast Division.
Saad and Gallagher were finalists, along with Huberdeau, for the Calder Trophy
as the league's top rookie.
Schultz led all first-year defensemen with eight goals, 19 assists and 27
points in 48 games. Brodin, at 19 years old, was the youngest defensemen in
the NHL this season and led all rookies in total time on ice while notching
two goals and 11 points in 45 games.
Allen won eight of his first nine decisions for the Blues and led all rookies
with nine victories, a 2.46 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
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