The Ontario Hockey League today announced the All-Star Teams for the 2004-05 season as selected by OHL general managers.
The London Knights, who shattered the OHL and CHL record books this season, were well represented with OHL All-Star selections, including First Team All-Stars Dylan Hunter, Corey Perry, Danny Syvret and coach Dale Hunter.
Knights' goaltenders Adam Dennis (Second Team) and Gerald Coleman (Third Team), who combined to set a new OHL record for the fewest goals against, were also recognized with All-Star selections.
Centre Jeff Carter of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, defenceman Andre Benoit of the Kitchener Rangers and Mississauga IceDogs goaltender Michael Ouzas were also named OHL First Team All-Stars.
Perry and Dale Hunter are making their second straight appearance on the OHL's First All-Star Team. Carter (Second Team), Benoit (Second Team) and Dylan Hunter (Third Team) were also named to All-Star teams last year.
Ballots were cast by OHL member team general managers in a two stage process. Players received five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote and one for a third place vote. Managers were not permitted to select players from their own hockey club.
2004-05 Ontario Hockey League All-Star Teams
First Team Centre - Jeff Carter, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (66)
Left Wing - Dylan Hunter, London Knights (74)
Right Wing - Corey Perry, London Knights (89)
Defence - Danny Syvret, London Knights (93)
Defence - Andre Benoit, Kitchener Rangers (75)
Goaltender - Michael Ouzas, Mississauga IceDogs (50)
Coach - Dale Hunter, London Knights (57)
Second Team Centre - Michael Richards, Kitchener Rangers (57)
Left Wing - Benoit Pouliot, Sudbury Wolves (45)
Right Wing - Bobby Ryan, Owen Sound Attack (35)
Defence - Jordan Smith, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (43)
Defence - Kyle Quincey, Mississauga IceDogs (33)
Goaltender - Adam Dennis, London Knights (41)
Coach - Dick Todd, Peterborough Petes (42)
Centre - Brad Richardson, Owen Sound Attack (29)
Left Wing - Liam Reddox, Peterborough Petes (35)
Right Wing - Ryan Callahan, Guelph Storm (20)
Defence - Nathan McIver, Toronto St. Michael's Majors (24)
Defence - Mark Flood, Peterborough Petes (23)
Goaltender - Gerald Coleman, London Knights (39)
Coach - Mike Stothers, Owen Sound Attack (27)
If offensive contribution was the only thing that contributed to this list, then you seem to make a good arguement, but the last time I looked there was more to hockey than individual points.
It's too bad that nearly all of the nhl's awards are based on individual accomplishments. It looks like the William Jennings is the only one that can be affected by a good team effort. The same goes for the All-Star game.