|Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) of the Hershey Bears (photo: Hershey Bears)|
Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) was named to the AHL All-Star first team on Thursday, during a season that’s seen him lead the AHL in scoring with the Hershey Bears.
Manchester Monarchs goalie Jonathan Bernier and Worcester defenseman Danny Groulx were also named to the team. Left wing Charles Linglet of the Springfield Falcons and center Corey Locke of the Hartford Wolf Pack were both named second-team All-Stars.
Bernier, a second-year pro, leads all AHL goaltenders in save percentage (.936) and shutouts (8) while ranking second in goals-against average (2.07) in 56 appearances (29-20-6). Drafted 11th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 2006, the 21-year-old Bernier is 2-0-0 in two games for the Kings this season.
A Calder Cup champion with Hamilton in 2007, Groulx has authored a career year for Worcester in 2009-10. He leads AHL defensemen with 51 assists and 62 points, both personal bests, and has skated in all 74 games for the Sharks, running his ironman streak to 182 games, the longest active run in the AHL.
Poised to finish among the AHL’s top three scorers for the third time in the last four years, Aucoin currently leads the league with a career-high 100 points – including a personal-best 35 goals – in 67 games for Hershey. Aucoin recently became the highest-scoring American-born player in AHL history (629 points). He also has five points in nine NHL matches with Washington this season.