Gaffney named to Central Division All-Rookie team

Aberdeen Wings forward Kyle Gaffney has been named to the NAHL’s 2020-21 Central Division All-Rookie team following a banner year in Aberdeen.

Gaffney recorded three goals and 18 assists in 45 games played during the regular season. In his seven postseason games, he’s notched two goals and three assists for the Wings.

2020-21 Central Division All-Rookie Team

Forward: Kyle Gaffney, Aberdeen Wings

Forward: Blake Perbix, St. Cloud Norsemen

Forward: Will Traeger, Minnesota Wilderness

Defense: Ben Dexheimer, Austin Bruins

Defense: Luke Gramer, Bismarck Bobcats

Goalie: Paxton Geisel, St. Cloud Norsemen

According to the NAHL’s website, NAHL players that have not played in a junior league or team prior to the 2020-21 season (any junior league or team in any location, foreign or domestic), or entered the season having played less than 10 NAHL regular season games, are considered rookies and eligible for All-Rookie recognition and honors by the NAHL.

Find a complete list of the All-Rookie Teams for the 2020-21 season, as voted upon and selected by the league’s 23 head coaches, here.