The Central Hockey League announced Wednesday that Rio Grande Valley forward Aaron Lewicki has been selected the recipient of the 2010-11 Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year award following balloting among CHL head coaches, communication’s departments and selected media members in CHL markets.
The Rookie of the Year award is ‘presented annually to the Central Hockey League player adjudged to be the most proficient in his first year of professional competition.’
Lewicki was selected on 24 of the 60 ballots submitted, finishing ahead of Tulsa’s Gary Steffes, who received 20 votes.
The Livonia native leads all first-year players with 50 points, 22 goals, 28 assists and 204 shots on goal. He is also tied for the league lead among rookies with three shorthanded goals and four game winning goals and second with seven power play goals.
The 6-foot, 200-pound forward was named a member of the 2011 CHL All-Star team that played the Rapid City Rush at the 2011 CHL All-Star Game in Rapid City, S.D.
The former Ferris State University star averaged nearly a point a game in the months of December, January and February totaling 13 goals and 22 assists in 36 games played. Three of Lewicki’s five goals scored in the month of February served as game-winners for the Killer Bees.
Earlier in the week, Lewicki was named a member of the 2010-11 CHL All-Rookie Team, receiving the most votes of all first year forwards.
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