2013-14 All-Rookie Team Announced
March 24, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) News Release
GLENDALE, AZ (March 24, 2014) - The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today the six member CHL All-Rookie Team for the 2013-14 season, selected through balloting of CHL head coaches. The Denver Cutthroats earned two spots on the team with forward Vincent Arseneau and defenseman Lee Moffie, while Allen forward Alex Lavoie and Quad City goaltender Ty Rimmer were selected unanimously. Rounding out the first year team are Tulsa forward Adam Pleskach and Missouri defenseman Henrik Odegaard.
2013-2014 All-Rookie Team
F: Vincent Arseneau, Denver Cutthroats
F: Alex Lavoie, Allen Americans
F: Adam Pleskach, Tulsa Oilers
D: Lee Moffie, Denver Cutthroats
D: Henrik Odegaard, Missouri Mavericks
G: Ty Rimmer, Quad City Mallards
Vincent Arseneau, Forward (Denver Cutthroats):
Arseneau has had a very successful rookie campaign serving as one of the top power forwards in the league and is a finalist for the CHL Rookie of the Year Award. In 44 games, the Iles-de-la-Made, Quebec native has totaled 23 goals and 13 assists (1.05 points per game). Arseneau had two call-ups to the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters playing in 13 AHL games. The rookie's best hockey has been played in the second half of the season where over the last 12 games he has accumulated 10 goals and five assists (his eight-game goal scoring streak over that stretch is the longest in the CHL this season).
Alex Lavoie, Forward (Allen Americans):
Lavoie appeared on all 10 ballots and is also a finalist for the CHL Rookie of the Year Award. He leads all first-year players in scoring with 76 points (25-51=76) and is seventh in scoring among all CHL players. The Anjou, Quebec native is currently on his second call-up to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons and twice this season was named the CHL Rookie of the Month (October and January). Lavoie has been very consistent with points in 43 of the 60 games he has played (72%).
Adam Pleskach, Forward (Tulsa Oilers):
Pleskach joined the Oilers in early November and made an immediate impact with seven goals in his first seven games. On the season, the Beausejour, Manitoba native leads all rookie with 33 goals and six game winning goals. His 59 points (33-26=59) are second among all first year players and he is a finalist for the CHL Rookie of the Year Award. Pleskach is one of three 30+ goal scorers for the Oilers ranking second on the team.
Lee Moffie, Defenseman (Denver Cutthroats):
Moffie, a former NHL draft selection of the San Jose Sharks, was first assigned to the Cutthroats in early November. On the season, the Wallingford, Connecticut native has played in 50 games scoring three goals with 22 assists (25 points) and he maintains a +11 plus/minus rating (tied for third among all rookies). Moffie is the highest scoring rookie defenseman in the CHL and on the season had two call-ups to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).
Henrik Odegaard, Defenseman (Missouri Mavericks):
Odegaard appeared on half of the ballots, the most of any defenseman. The Asker, Norway native was a steady defensive presence all season for the Mavericks who currently lead the league with a 2.76 team goals against average. Odegaard currently has four points (1-3=4) in 51 games and earlier this season enjoyed the experience of a lifetime playing for Team Norway in the Winter Olympics.
Ty Rimmer, Goaltender (Quad City Mallards):
Rimmer was the unanimous pick for the goaltender on the All-Rookie Team and is one of the five finalists for CHL Most Outstanding Goaltender. The first year netminder is 18-14-5 on the season with a 2.84 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. The Edmonton native has one call-up to the AHL (Oklahoma City) and in December, was named the CHL Rookie of the Month.
The All-CHL Team will be announced later today and the CHL Man of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, March 25.
2013-14 CHL Awards that have already been announced are:
CHL Athletic Trainer of the Year - Stuart Nichols, Tulsa Oilers
CHL Gunner Garrett Equipment Manager of the Year - Kacee Coberly, Allen Americans
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