Thursday, April 26, 2007

Neuvirth, Mursak named to All-Rookie Team

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Rookie All-Star Teams for the 2006-07 regular season.

First Team:

Centre: Sam Gagner, London Knights
Left Wing: Kaspars Daugavins, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
Right Wing: Patrick Kane, London Knights
Defence: Alex Pietrangelo, Mississauga IceDogs
Defence: Michael Del Zotto, Oshawa Generals
Goaltender: Thomas McCollum, Guelph Storm

Second Team:

Centre: Steven Stamkos, Sarnia Sting
Left Wing: Jiri Tlusty, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Right Wing: Jan Mursak, Saginaw Spirit

Mursak scored 27 goals and 53 assists for 80 points in 62 games this season. The 19-year-old native of Maribor, Slovenia was a first-round pick of the Spirit in the 2006 CHL Import Draft and was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the sixth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Defence: Zach Bogosian, Peterborough Petes
Defence: Yannick Weber, Kitchener Rangers

Goalie: Michal Neuvirth, Plymouth Whalers

Neuvirth had a record of 26-8-2-2 record in 41 games this season posting a 2.32 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage. The 19-year-old native of Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic was a first-round pick of the Whalers in the 2006 CHL Import Draft and was a second-round pick of the Washington Capitals at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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