Stewart named top ECHL All-Rookie Team

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced today the ECHL has named G Brian Stewart to the 2010-11 ECHL All-Rookie Team.Stewart, 26, is just one day removed from claiming ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors, and just had his team-record Brian Stewart10-game winning streak snapped. 

He ranks 2nd in the league with a 2.30 goals against average and leads the league with a .925 save percentage. Stewart is 2nd among rookie goalies with 19 wins on the season, and has a 17-5-0 record with the Condors (after starting the season with Greenville). Last Saturday, the Burnaby, British Columbia native earned his first professional shutout with a 24-save effort in a 2-0 triumph over the Las Vegas Wranglers.

Stewart is under contract to the Philadelphia Flyers, who assigned him to Bakersfield on Jan. 7.

The Condors have had three ECHL All-Rookie Team selections, with Stewart joining Mark Derlago (2008-09) and Todd Griffith (2006-07), and in 2002-03 they landed two players on the West Coast Hockey League All-Rookie Team: Jason Jackman and Jonas Lennartsson.
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