Today the American Hockey League (AHL) unveiled its All-Rookie team and former Vees forward Curtis McKenzie was one of five players named to the team (Complete List). The former Vee had a standout rookie season with the Texas Stars, the farm team of the Dallas Stars.
From the AHL:
“The top-scoring rookie in the AHL, Curtis McKenzie has notched 22 goals and 38 assists for 60 points in 70 games for the league-leading Texas Stars. The CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for December has registered 15 multiple-point games, and he tied a franchise record with four assists in one contest on Jan. 17 at Charlotte. McKenzie also has 32 power-play points on the year – most among AHL rookies – helping the Stars to the top-ranked unit in the league. A 23-year-old native of Golden, B.C., McKenzie was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2009 and played four seasons at Miami University.”
McKenzie spent two seasons under Fred Harbinson from 2007-2009 and won a Fred Page Cup in the Spring of 2008. The 23-year-old played in 120 games in his two-year Vees career, amassing 36 goals and 85 points. His second and final season in Penticton was his best, as he notched 30 goals and 64 points in 53 regular season games.