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Frank Vatrano Named Co-Winner of AHL's Rookie of the Year Award

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He won it along with some bum from the San Antonio Rampage.

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Frank Vatrano's had one hell of first pro season. In 34 games for Providence, Vatrano tallied 34 goals and 17 assists -- a whopping total of 51 points. Not to mention he managed to dress in 39 games for the varsity squad in Boston, scoring 8 goals and 11 points.

Vatrano, 21, splits the award with San Antonio Rampage forward, 19 year old Mikko Rantanen. Rantanen dressed in 51 games for Colorado's AHL affiliate, posting 24 goals and 36 assists for a total of 60 points -- leading all rookie skaters in the AHL.

Vatrano's 51 points placed the East Longmeadow, Massachusetts native seventh of the list, despite playing in half the games of his competitors.