RALEIGH, N.C. – The American Hockey League (AHL) announced on Wednesday that Carolina Hurricanes prospect, Charlotte Checkers defenseman Jake Bean, was selected to its 1st All-Star Team for the 2019-20 season.
The 21-year-old, who earned a spot on the AHL All-Rookie team in 2018-19, added the year-end honor following his first career appearance at the AHL’s All-Star Classic this past season.
Bean, the Hurricanes’ top pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (13th overall), led all AHL defensemen with 48 points in his second year as a pro, eclipsing his 44-point finish last year in 11 less games played.
He also tied for fourth among league defensemen with 10 goals and tied for second with 38 assists.
Bean became the first defenseman to lead the Checkers in scoring over the course of the organization’s 10 AHL seasons.
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