It was a weird season for the Providence Bruins.
First, they didn’t even play in Providence. Next, they only played 26 games. Then, they only played three different teams.
Finally, there were no playoffs, and their season just kind of ended.
HOWEVER, they still had a whole bunch of guys who had good seasons, and three of those guys were honored earlier today with a spot on the Atlantic Division All-Star Team.
Your Atlantic All Stars:
- Cameron Hughes - 24GP, 5G, 16A, 21PTS: Hughes took a nice step forward in his third AHL season, nearly setting a career high in points. The “nearly” is impressive here because his career high of 28 points was scored in 52 games.
- Jakub Lauko - 23GP, 5G, 14A, 19PTS: Lauko had another solid AHL season, setting career highs in assists and points.
- Jeremy Swayman - 9GP, 8-1-0, 1.89 GAA, .933 save percentage: This one was obvious. Swayman was E.L.I.T.E. during his brief AHL stint, so much so that he earned himself an extended stay at the NHL level. We all know how that turned out.
It was a tough season for Providence in many respects, but if nothing else, it’s good to see guys like Hughes and Lauko take a step forward.
Ideally, their development can continue in a more normal AHL season this fall.