Rookie of the year Dylan James headlines USHL's all-rookie teams

12 players representing nine clubs made the list

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Sioux City's Dylan James (North Dakota commit) warms up before Game 1 of the 2022 Clark Cup finals.
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CHICAGO — The USHL has announced their All-Rookie Teams for the 2021-22 season, with 12 players from nine clubs receiving honors.

USHL All-Rookie First Team:

  • Dubuque Fighting Saints goaltender Paxton Geisel, who had a .897 save percentage and posted 25 wins which was third most among the league.
  • Tri-City Storm defenseman Andrew Strathmann, who had five goals and 18 assists for 23 points in 61 games.
  • Lincoln Stars defenseman Antonio Fernandez, who had 14 goals and 32 points, which led all rookie defenseman. Fernandez played 18 games in the NAHL during the 2020-21 season before being added to the Star's blue line.
  • Sioux City Musketeers forward Dylan James, who was awarded the USHL's Rookie of the Year. James put up 61 points in 62 games, which included 28 goals and 33 assists. He also finished 12th in goals and 17th in points among all USHL skaters.
  • Youngstown Phantoms forward Adam Ingram, who had 55 points in 54 games.
  • Fargo Force forward Cole Knuble, who had 20 goals and 29 assists in 62 games played. He was ranked fourth in scoring among all USHL rookies.
Lincoln Stars’ Dalton Norris (14), Antonio Fernandez (15), and Fargo Force’s German Yavash fight right behind Lincoln’s Kaidan Mbereko inside the goal on Friday, April 15, 2022, at the Scheels Arena in Fargo.
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USHL All-Rookie Second Team:

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  • Youngstown Phantoms goaltender Jacob Fowler, who was added late in the season went 11-4-0-1 in 18 games played. He finished the year with a .927 save percentage.
  • Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Kent Anderson, who had two goals and 26 assists for 28 points in 61 games played.
  • Muskegon Lumberjacks defenseman Nathan McBrayer, who had two goals and 20 assists for 22 points in 61 games played this season. McBrayer ranked fifth in points among all defenseman rookies.
  • Green Bay Gamblers forward Cameron Lund, who had 25 goals and 25 assists in 62 games. His 50 points ranked him third in points among all USHL rookies.
  • Chicago Steel forward Jayden Perron, who had 17 goals and 28 assists in 60 games. He was the sixth-highest scoring rookie in the league.
  • Chicago Steel forward Nick Moldenhauer, who battled an injury at the beginning of the season which cut his season to 41 games, posted 18 goals and 25 assists.
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Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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