Two Providence Bruins were honored by the American Hockey League today, with forwards Austin Czarnik and Frank Vatrano named to the league's All-Rookie Team.
The players are selected by the "coaches, players and media" in all 30 AHL cities, so it's a cool honor for the two kids.
Czarnik, signed by the Bruins out of Miami University just over a year ago, is tied for the AHL lead in rookie scoring with 16G-40A-56PTS totals. He's played in 62 games for the P-Bruins.
Vatrano, of course, had been lighting it up in the AHL prior to his recent call-up. Vatrano had an unbelievable 33 goals in the 33 AHL games, adding in 16 assists for a whopping 49 points. Frankie V had three hat tricks on the AHL season, and, per the AHL's website, will become the fourth player in AHL history to average a goal per game while scoring 30+.
The P-Bruins are the only team with two players represented. The youngsters are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference with 85 points.
Congrats to Vatrano and Czarnik, two free agent signees who look poised to make a big league impact sooner rather than later.