SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has introduced the 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie Group, as voted by coaches, gamers and media in every of the league’s 31 member cities.2018-19 AHL All-Rookie Group (stats by Apr. 9)Goaltender – Shane Starrett, Bakersfield Condors (40gp, 25-7-5, 2.29gaa, .919sv%, 4so)Protection – Jake Bean, Charlotte Checkers (70gp, 13+31=44pts., +17)Protection – Mitch Reinke, San Antonio Rampage (73gp, 11+32=43pts., eight PPG)Ahead – Alex Barre-Boulet, Syracuse Crunch (71gp, 33+31=64pts., 16 PPG)Ahead – Drake Batherson, Belleville Senators (56gp, 22+36=58pts., +15)Ahead – Tyler Benson, Bakersfield Condors (65gp, 14+49=63pts., +19)Every participant will obtain a custom-designed crystal award in recognition of his choice to the 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie Group.Earlier alternatives to the annual AHL All-Rookie Group embody Zdeno Chara (1998), Ron Hainsey (2002), Jason Spezza (2003), Cam Ward (2005), Thomas Vanek (2005), Kevin Bieksa (2005), Jimmy Howard (2006), Dan Girardi (2006), Mike Inexperienced (2006), Jaroslav Halak (2007), Troy Brouwer (2007), Ryan Callahan (2007), Bobby Ryan (2008), Brian Boyle (2008), Alex Goligoski (2008), Justin Abdelkader (2009), Alex Stalock (2010), John Carlson (2010), P.Okay. Subban (2010), Logan Couture (2010), Lars Eller (2010), Brendan Smith (2011), Tyler Johnson (2012), Gustav Nyquist (2012), Justin Schultz (2013), Sami Vatanen (2013), Jason Zucker (2013), Tyler Toffoli (2013), Ryan Strome (2014), Matt Murray (2015), Connor Brown (2015), Viktor Arvidsson (2015), Charles Hudon (2015), Ryan Pulock (2015), Juuse Saros (2016), Brandon Montour (2016), Austin Czarnik (2016), Frank Vatrano (2016), Mikko Rantanen (2016), Casey DeSmith (2017), Devon Toews (2017), Jake Guentzel (2017), Mark Jankowski (2017), Daniel Sprong (2018) and Dylan Strome (2018).The 2018-19 First and Second AHL All-Star Groups will likely be introduced on Thursday.2018-19 AHL All-Rookie TeamPhoto: Andy NietupskiShane Starrett, Goaltender (Bakersfield Condors):In his first full AHL season, Shane Starrett has emerged as one of many high goaltenders within the league whereas serving to Bakersfield attain the Calder Cup Playoffs for the primary time in membership historical past. Starrett has made 40 appearances in internet for the Condors and has a document of 25-7-5 – together with a private 14-game successful streak from Jan. 12 to Feb. 25 – whereas rating fourth within the AHL with a 2.29 goals-against common and fifth with a .919 save proportion. A 24-year-old native of Bellingham, Mass., Starrett signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers on Apr. 10, 2017.Photograph: Jacob KupfermanJake Bean, Defenseman (Charlotte Checkers):A primary-round decide (13th total) by the Carolina Hurricanes within the 2016 NHL Draft, Jake Bean has registered 13 objectives and 31 assists for 44 factors to go together with a plus-17 score in 70 video games for the AHL-leading Charlotte Checkers this season. Bean is the top-scoring rookie defenseman within the AHL and has recorded 165 pictures on objective, good for fifth amongst all blueliners. The 20-year-old native of Calgary, Alta., additionally made his NHL debut this season, showing in two video games with the Hurricanes in November.Photograph: Darren AbateMitch Reinke, Defenseman (San Antonio Rampage):Rookie blueliner Mitch Reinke has collected 11 objectives and 32 assists for 43 factors for San Antonio this season, his first professional marketing campaign out of Michigan Tech. The one member of the Rampage to skate in all 73 video games up to now, Reinke is tied for the general group scoring lead and is tied for first amongst each AHL rookies and AHL defensemen with 26 power-play factors on the yr. The 23-year-old native of Stillwater, Minn., signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues on Mar. 26, 2018.Photograph: Scott ThomasAlex Barre-Boulet, Ahead (Syracuse Crunch):The Participant of the Yr within the Canadian Hockey League final season, Alex Barre-Boulet has had a standout debut marketing campaign within the professional ranks. Barre-Boulet is tied for the general league lead with 33 objectives and paces all AHL rookies with 64 factors, 16 power-play objectives, six game-winning objectives and 216 pictures on objective in 71 video games for Syracuse heading into the ultimate weekend of the common season. A 21-year-old from Montmagny, Que., Barre-Boulet signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Mar. 1, 2018.Photograph: Christian BoninDrake Batherson, Ahead (Belleville Senators):With 58 factors and a plus-15 score in 56 video games for Belleville, Drake Batherson is presently third amongst AHL rookies in each objectives (22) and assists (36) in 2018-19. The 20-year-old Batherson, who twice has been named CCM/AHL Participant of the Week, additionally made his NHL debut with Ottawa earlier this season, occurring to gather three objectives and 6 assists in 20 video games. The Senators’ fourth-round alternative within the 2017 NHL Draft, Batherson represented Belleville on the 2019 AHL All-Star Traditional and was chosen because the MVP of the All-Star Problem match.Photograph: Andy NietupskiTyler Benson, Ahead (Bakersfield Condors):Playmaking winger Tyler Benson has tallied a team-leading 63 factors together with a plus-19 score whereas skating in all 65 video games for Bakersfield to date this season. Benson ranks fourth in your entire AHL with 49 assists – essentially the most by an AHL rookie since 2009 – and has helped tempo a Condors offense that’s averaging three.52 objectives per sport, tied for essentially the most within the league. The 21-year-old native of Edmonton, Alta., was chosen by his hometown Oilers within the second spherical (32nd total) of the 2016 NHL Draft.