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NAHL announces 2020-21 All-Rookie Teams

June 7, 2021

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Rookie Teams for the 2020-21 season, as voted upon and selected by the league’s 23 head coaches. The NAHL has also named All-Rookie Teams in each of the four divisions.

NAHL players that have not played in a junior league or team prior to the 2020-21 season (any junior league or team in any location, foreign or domestic), or entered the season having played less than 10 NAHL regular season games, are considered rookies and eligible for All-Rookie recognition and honors by the NAHL.

2020-21 All-NAHL Rookie 1st Team

Forward: Jay Ahearn, Johnstown Tomahawks

Forward: Brendan Clark, Johnstown Tomahawks

Forward: Evan Werner, New Jersey Titans

Defense: Chris Hedden, Shreveport Mudbugs

Defense: Luke Gramer, Bismarck Bobcats

Goalie: Owen Bartoszkiewicz, Wichita Falls Warriors

2020-21 All-NAHL Rookie 2nd Team

Forward: Nikolai Dulak, New Mexico Ice Wolves

Forward: Will Traeger, Minnesota Wilderness

Forward: Morgan Winters, Kenai River Brown Bears

Defense: Ben Dexheimer, Austin Bruins

Defense: Brendan Miles, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Goalie: Michael Morelli, Maryland Black Bears

2020-21 Central Division All-Rookie Team

Forward: Kyle Gaffney, Aberdeen Wings

Forward: Blake Perbix, St. Cloud Norsemen

Forward: Will Traeger, Minnesota Wilderness

Defense: Ben Dexheimer, Austin Bruins

Defense: Luke Gramer, Bismarck Bobcats

Goalie: Paxton Geisel, St. Cloud Norsemen

2020-21 East Division All-Rookie Team

Forward: Jay Ahearn, Johnstown Tomahawks

Forward: Brendan Clark, Johnstown Tomahawks

Forward: Evan Werner, New Jersey Titans

Defense: Sean Kilkullen, Maryland Black Bears

Defense: Max Smolinski, Johnstown Tomahawks

Goalie: Michael Morelli, Maryland Black Bears

2020-21 Midwest Division All-Rookie Team

Forward: Jack Cronin, Minnesota Magicians

Forward: Matt Romer, Janesville Jets

Forward: Morgan Winters, Kenai River Brown Bears

Defense: Spencer Cox, Chippewa Steel

Defense: Brendan Miles, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Goalie: Owen Millward, Janesville Jets

2020-21 South Division All-Rookie Team

Forward: Nikolai Dulak, New Mexico Ice Wolves

Forward: Luke Johnson, Lone Star Brahmas

Forward: William Lawson-Body, Wichita Falls Warriors

Defense: Chris Hedden, Shreveport Mudbugs

Defense: Sean Vlasich, Amarillo Bulls

Goalie: Owen Bartoszkiewicz, Wichita Falls Warriors

The remainder of the NAHL 2020-21 season awards, including the All-NAHL Divisional Teams and Awards, the All-NAHL Teams, Most Valuable Player, Forward of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Vaughn Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Executive of the Year and Organization of the Year, along with the Apex Learning Academic Achievement Award, Leadership Award and Community Service Award, will be all be announced later this week.

 
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