CCHA Announces All-Rookie Team
March 8, 2010 10:07 AM
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – For the first time since 1997 and second time ever, six different CCHA schools had one student-athlete named to the 2010 CCHA All-Rookie Team. This marks the 22nd year that the conference has named an all-rookie team. Fifteen freshmen garnered at least one vote.
Determined by a vote of the conference’s head coaches, the team will be honored at the 2010 CCHA Awards on Thursday, March 18, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
2009-10 Rookie Team
||University of Alaska Fairbanks
||University of Nebraska-Omaha
||Orland Park, Ill.
||University of Michigan
||Flower Mound, Texas
||Michigan State University
||St. Cloud, Minn.
||University of Notre Dame
Andy Taranto, a 21-year-old forward from Chicago, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was chosen as CCM CCHA Rookie of the Month twice and finished the CCHA season with a scoring line of 12-19-31. Taranto was also named CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week three times and captured the freshmen scoring title by 10 points. He was second in power-play points (14) and fifth in point scoring (31) among all CCHA players. Taranto was the only unanimous All-Rookie Team selection.
Terry Broadhurst, a 21-year-old forward from Orland Park, Ill., and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, had nine goals and nine assists for 18 points in conference play, placing him in a tie for fifth place in freshmen scoring. Broadhurst was named CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week on two occasions and tied for second in game-winning goals among rookies (2), tied for 12th overall. He was one of two freshmen to net a hat trick in CCHA play this season.
Chris Brown, an 18-year-old forward from Flower Mound, Texas, and the University of Michigan, finished second in CCHA scoring among rookies with 10-11-21. The Phoenix Coyotes draft pick tied for first overall in power-play goals (7) and led all freshmen with three game-winning goals, tied for fifth overall in the CCHA. Brown was named CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week once.
Torey Krug, an 18-year-old defenseman from Livonia, Mich., and Michigan State University, led all CCHA rookie rearguards with 16 points, finishing tied for eighth among all rookies and tied for fifth among all CCHA defensemen. Krug was named CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week once, CCM CCHA Rookie of the Month twice and National Rookie of the Month once.
Joe Hartman, a 20-year-old defenseman from St. Cloud, Minn., and Miami University, placed second among rookie defensemen and 15th among all CCHA freshmen with 10 points. Hartman scored two short-handed goals to tie for the league lead and posted a +18 rating in 27 conference games, placing him first among all rookies and third among all rearguards.
Mike Johnson, a 21-year-old goaltender from Verona, Wis., and the University of Notre Dame, posted a .912 save percentage to lead all rookie netminders and place ninth overall in that category. Johnson finished the season with eight victories to tie for first in wins among freshmen goaltenders. His 2.57 goals-against average also led all rookie netminders.
Forward — Nik Yaremchuk, UA; Jordan Samuels-Thomas, BGSU; Curtis McKenzie, MIA; Derek Grant, MSU; Riley Sheahan, ND; Defense — Zach Trotman LSSU; Kyle Follmer, NMU; Devon Krogh, OSU; Goaltender — John Faulkner, UNO.