Subban picks up another all-star vote

Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman P.K. Subban, named to the American Hockey League’s All-Rookie Team, has been named a 2009-10 First-Team All-Star while goaltender Cedrick Desjardins has been named a 2009-2010 AHL Second-Team All-Star.

Subban, 20, leads all Bulldogs defencemen in points with 52 (18 goals, 34 assists) and leads all AHL rookie defenceman in both goals and points.

Desjardins, 24, has posted a record of 26-8-3 in 42 appearances for Hamilton and currently leads all AHL netminders in goals-against average (1.93) while ranking fourth in save percentage (.923) and second in shutouts (6). The Rebook/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December and the winning goaltender of the 2010 AHL All-Star Game, Desjardins reeled off nine straight victories from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, a stretch that included four shutouts in a five-game span which.

The 6-foot, 194-pound goaltender set a franchise record for the longest shutout streak after not allowing a goal in 212 minutes and 37 seconds. The native of Edmundston, N. B., Desjardins has helped Hamilton surrender a league-low 165 goals through 74 games.

Subban is the Bulldogs’ third player to be named an AHL First-Team All-Star in the franchise’s 14 year history. Left wing Jason Chimera was named to the team in 2001-02 and right wing Jason Ward was named to the team in 2002-03.

Desjardins is Hamilton’s sixth player and second goaltender to be named an AHL Second-Team All-Star. Defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron was named to the team in 2002-03, left wing Ralph Intranuovo was named to the team in 1996-97, right wing Daniel Cleary was named to the team in 1999-2000, centre Brian Swanson was named to the team in 2001-02, and goaltender Steve Passmore was named to the team in 1998-99.