After revealing their All-Rookie Team yesterday, the AHL has handed out another set of accolades for the best players in the league. The 2019-20 First and Second All-Star selections have been released, awards that are voted on by coaches players and media. Impressively, two of those All-Rookie players are also among All-Star groups—Joshua Norris and Brogan Rafferty.
While these teams do not predict future NHL success as well as the All-Rookie group, there are still plenty of NHL stars that have been awarded AHL All-Star honors in the past. This year’s group is especially young, including seven players age 23 and under.
First All-Star Team:
G Kaapo Kahkonen, Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild)
D Jake Bean, Charlotte Checkers (Carolina Hurricanes)
D Brennan Menell, Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild)
LW Reid Boucher, Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks)
C Joshua Norris, Belleville Senators (Ottawa Senators)
RW Sam Anas, Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild)
Second All-Star Team:
G Connor Ingram, Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators)
D Jacob MacDonald, Colorado Eagles (Colorado Avalanche)
D Brogan Rafferty, Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks)
LW Gerald Mayhew, Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild)
C Alex Barre-Boulet, Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning)
RW Drake Batherson, Belleville Senators (Ottawa Senators)