Hutchinson and Parenteau Named to AHL All Star Teams
Andrew Hutchinson has been named to the AHL First All Star Team. P.A. Parenteau has been named to the AHL Second All Star Team. Teams are voted on by the coaches, players and media in the 29 cities in which the AHL has teams.
Andrew Hutchinson, Defenseman (Hartford Wolf Pack):
In his sixth professional season, Andrew Hutchinson has had a career year in 2007-08, setting personal highs with 17 goals, 47 assists and 64 points while also ranking third in the entire league with a plus-28 rating. He became the first Wolf Pack defenseman ever to register a hat trick in a game at Providence on Feb. 8, and had the first five-point game by a Hartford blueliner on Feb. 29 vs. Norfolk. A native of Evanston, Ill., Hutchinson has won a Calder Cup with Milwaukee (2004) and a Stanley Cup with Carolina (2006), and this year has captained the Wolf Pack to their 11th consecutive Calder Cup Playoff berth.
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Right Wing (Hartford Wolf Pack):
Acquired by the parent N.Y. Rangers in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 11, fifth-year pro P.A. Parenteau ranks third in the AHL scoring race with 78 points (32g, 46a) in 71 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack, his second straight 30-goal campaign. The 25-year-old native of Hull, Que., has racked up four separate point-scoring streaks of at least five games each, including a season-high seven game run in November, and he netted a goal in five straight games from Mar. 16-26.