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CORY EMMERTON NAMED RED WINGS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR BY THE DETROIT SPORTS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION
… Slick Skating Canadian Center Appeared in 71 Games for Detroit in 2011-12 …
Detroit, MI… Detroit Red Wings forward Cory Emmerton has been named the 2011-12 Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA). Emmerton, who turned 24 years old on June 1, skated in 71 games for Detroit this season, collecting 10 points (6G-4A-10P), 14 PIM and a +1 rating. He also appeared in all five postseason games for the Red Wings, notching his first career playoff goal in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Nashville Predators.
“I’m really excited to be selected as the DSBA Rookie of the Year,” said Emmerton. “Just looking at some of the past winners of the award, from Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg to some legends of the game like Marcel Dionne and Terry Sawchuk, it’s really a tremendous honor. I’m very happy to be in Detroit and to be a part of the Red Wings organization. I’m already looking forward to getting started next season.”
A native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Emmerton was originally selected by the Red Wings in the second round (41st overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’0”, 191-lb. center tallied 111 points (34G-77A-111P) and 66 PIM in 217 games with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins following a standout junior career with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs (188 GP, 85G-140A-225P) and Brampton Battalion (30 GP, 12G-18A-30P). Emmerton will be honored by the DSBA prior to a Red Wings home game during the 2012-13 season.
The DSBA Red Wings Rookie of the Year Award dates back to the 1948-49 NHL season. Previous recipients of the award include current Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Ericsson and Jakub Kindl.
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