The AHL announced today that Hershey Bears forward Travis Boyd has been named to the Second All-Star Team for the 2016-17 season. The selections were made by coaches, players, and media from all 30 teams.
Boyd, a 2011 sixth-round pick, leads all Bears in points (62) and is third in the AHL in scoring. Boyd has been consistently good in his two full seasons with the Bears, scoring 16 goals and 46 assists this season. Last season, Boyd had 21 goals and 32 assists in 76 games, notching 53 points.
Boyd was also named to the AHL All-Star Game and earned his first NHL call up in February.
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The American Hockey League announced today that center Travis Boyd of the Hershey Bears hockey team has been named to the 2016-17 AHL Second All-Star Team. All-Star selections were made by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.
Boyd, 23, is Hershey’s leading scorer with 62 points (16 goals, 46 assists) in 72 games. He ranks first on the team in assists and is fifth in goals. He has scored four game-winning goals this season and is second on the team with a +17 rating. Boyd’s 62 points are the third most in the AHL.
The Hopkins, Minnesota native skated in the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic in Allentown in January. The second-year forward has appeared in 150 career games with Hershey, scoring 117 points (38 goals, 79 assists). He was a sixth round selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2011 NHL Draft.
The entire 2016-17 AHL First and Second All-Star Teams are listed below.
G – Troy Grosenick, SJ
D – T.J. Brennan, LV
D – Matt Taormina, SYR
LW – Kenny Agostino, CHI
C – Wade Megan, CHI
RW – Taylor Beck, BAK/HFD
G – Zane McIntyre, PRO
D – Tim Heed, SJ
D – David Warsofsky, WBS
LW – Chris Terry, STJ
C – Travis Boyd, HER
RW – Cory Conacher, SYR
Each All-Star Team member will receive a custom-designed crystal award in recognition of his selection to the 2016-17 AHL First and Second All-Star Teams.
Hershey continues its playoff push on the road this weekend. The Bears visit the Rochester Americans at 7:05 p.m. on Friday. The game may be heard on the Bears Radio Network and viewed on AHL Live.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) April 6, 2017
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