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Rapuzzi named to ECHL all-rookie team

Published: April 9, 2014, 12:48 pm, by Joe Paisley

Rapuzzi ActionFormer Colorado College captain and forward William Rapuzzi is one of six players to be selected to the ECHL’s 2014 All-Rookie Team.

The players were selected based on a vote of the league’s coaches, broadcasters and media.

RapuzziThe Anchorage, Alaska native leads all ECHL rookies with 41 assists, 57 points, 15 power-play assists and 21 power-play points.  His 57 points are also good for tops among all Idaho Steelheads players.

Rapuzzi is the fifth Idaho and second former CC player to earn All-Rookie honors, joining Kael Mouillerat (2011), Evan Barlow (2010), Richard Bachman (2010) and Frank Doyle (2005).

The entire All-Rookie team, as announced by the ECHL:

G – Laurent Brossoit, Bakersfield Condors (36 gp, 24-9-2, 2.05 GAA, .924 save pct.)

D – Michal Cajkovsky, Reading Royals (63 gp, 13g, 22a, 35 pts., +5)

D – Brad Richard, Alaska Aces (59 gp, 6g, 24a, 30 pts., +21)

F – Matt Caria, Kalamazoo Wings (63 gp, 24g, 30a, 54 pts., Even)

F Jeremy Langlois, Stockton Thunder (53 gp, 17g, 39a, 56 pts., +3)

F – William Rapuzzi, Idaho Steelheads (58 gp, 16g, 41a, 57 pts., +1)

The Steelheads wrap up the regular season with a pair of games at Utah on Friday and Saturday.   Idaho returns home on April 18- 19 for Games 1 and 2 of the opening round of the ECHL’s Western Conference playoffs against an opponent yet to be determined.