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Sabres Eichel named to NHL All-Rookie Team

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 21:42:33-04

Sabres center Jack Eichel was named to the National Hockey League's All-Rookie Team on Wednesday night.

From the NHL:

Eichel, the No. 2 overall choice in the 2015 NHL Draft, ranked second among rookies in goals (24) and points (56) while playing in 81 games. He also led all rookies in power-play goals (t-8) and shots on goal (238) while placing in the top three in game-winning goals (t-2nd; 5), assists (t-3rd; 32) and power-play points (3rd; 21). At 19 years, 131 days, Eichel became the youngest player in Sabres history to reach the 20-goal milestone. He also became the ninth rookie in franchise history to reach the 50-point plateau – and first since 1993-94 (Derek Plante). The North Chelmsford, Mass., native is Buffalo’s first All-Rookie Team selection since Jhonas Enroth in 2011-12.

Members of the 2015-16 All-Rookie Team:

Goalie: John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

Defensemen: Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers; Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues

Forwards: Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres; Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers; Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks