Rookie named top goalie
Rookie goalie Niklas Svedberg of the Providence Bruins has been named the AHL's most outstanding goaltender, winning the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award.
Svedberg is 36-8-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. He has four shutouts, and his 36 wins is second most by a rookie in the league's 77-year history. He started the AHL All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference, was named to the AHL First All-Star Team and the All-Rookie Team.
He is the first rookie to be named the AHL's outstanding goaltender since Jim Carey in 1995.