April 27, 2022

American Hockey League unveils 2022 All-Rookie Team

Jack Quinn and JJ Peterka of the Rochester Americans were each named to the American Hockey League’s All-Rookie Team, the AHL announced Wednesday.

Quinn, the No. 8 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft of the Buffalo Sabres, led all rookies in goals-per-game with 25 goals in 44 games played. He also had 10 power play goals, one shorthanded goal, and six shorthanded goals.  Peterka, the No. 34 pick in 2020, had 25 goals and 39 assists in 69 games. His 64 points were the most by a player in the AHL in his U20 season since Guy Chouinard had 80 points (40 goals, 40 assists) as a 19-year-old with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs in 1975-76.  

The pair of forwards was joined by Jakob Pelletier of the Stockton Heat. Pelletier, the No. 26 pick in 2019 of the Calgary Flames, had 62 points (27 goals, 35 assists) and a plus-21 rating in 65 games. Of his 27 goals, nine came on the power play, two while shorthanded, and eight factored in as game-winners. 

Dustin Wolf, Pelletier’s teammate in Stockton, was named to the team as the goaltender. Wolf, the No. 214 pick in 2019, posted a 33-8-4 record with a 2.33 goals against average and .924 save percentage. He leads the AHL in wins, is seventh in goals-against average, and third in save percentage. 

Vancouver Canucks prospect Jack Rathbone and Los Angeles Kings pick Jordan Spence were named to the team as defensemen.

Rathbone, picked in the fourth round (No. 95) of the 2017 draft, had 40 points (10 goals, 30 assists) in 37 games. Spence, picked in the fourth round (No. 95) in the 2019 draft, had 42 points (four goals, 38 assists) in 46 games played. 

Players were voted on by coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 31 member cities.

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