Budaj Named 2015-16 First Team AHL All-StarApr 7, 2016
The American Hockey League announced today that goaltender Peter Budaj has been named to First Team 2015-16 AHL All-Star.
Budaj, 33, leads the AHL with a 1.75 goals-against average, 57 appearances, 3,395 minutes played, nine shutouts and 39 wins, sits second with 1,338 saves and third with a .931 save percentage and was selected to the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic in Syracuse, New York.
The Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, native skated in one game with the Kings this season, earning a 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 12 and was awarded a one-year contract extension by the Kings on March 2.
Over a 14-year professional career, Budaj appeared in 209 career AHL contests with a 95-78-20 record, 2.49 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
2015-16 AHL First All-Star Team (stats through Apr. 6)
Goaltender - Peter Budaj, Ontario Reign (57gp, 39-14-4, 1.75gaa, .931sv%, 9so)
Defenseman - T.J. Brennan, Toronto Marlies (67gp, 24+43=67pts., +36, 8 PPG)
Defenseman - Brandon Montour, San Diego Gulls (64gp, 12+43=55pts., 30 PP pts.)
Left Wing - Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears (67gp, 28+45=73pts., +12, 9 PPG, 5 GWG)
Center - Frank Vatrano, Providence Bruins (33gp, 33+16=49pts., +17, 12 PPG)
Right Wing - Seth Griffith, Providence Bruins (51gp, 22+45=67pts., +12, 4 GWG)