ATKINSON NAMED TO AHL ALL-STAR TEAM
Springfield, MA – The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today that forward Cam Atkinson has been named to the Eastern Conference roster and will represent the Falcons at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic. This year’s event will be held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey from January 29-30.
Atkinson is in his first full season of pro hockey and leads the Falcons in goals with 15 in 30 games this year. The Greenwich, CT native is second on the Falcons in scoring this year with 15 goals and 10 assists for 25 points, and he leads the club in power play goals with eight. Atkinson is also currently sixth in the league in rookie scoring.
Atkinson started the 2011-12 campaign with the Columbus Blue Jackets and scored his first National Hockey League goal on October 10, 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks. Atkinson began his pro career with the Falcons at the end of last season making his debut on April 1, 2011 scoring the game-winning goal against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Prior to turning pro, Atkinson played three seasons for the Boston College Eagles where he was a 2011 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate hockey player. He led Boston College in goals (31) and scoring with 52 points during the 2010-11 season, his second consecutive 30-goal campaign.
Atkinson won a National Championship with Boston College and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player during the 2009-10 season. He was also named the team’s recipient of the Outstanding Freshman Award with Boston College in 2008-09.