Tampa prospect Cory Conacher was selected as the American Hockey League's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year.
Quite a haul for the undrafted former Canisus College scoring star. Conacher scored 36 goals and registered 76 points, second in the AHL this season, to earn the honors. At 22, Conacher will get a chance to crack the Lightning lineup next season. He is a bit small (5'8", 175 pounds), but on a team that features Martin St. Louis, that should not be a problem. Keep an eye on him.