Congratulations to Boston College LW Nathan Gerbe and Denver D Chris Butler, as both Sabres prospects have been named to the Division I American Hockey Coaches Association RBK list of All-Americans.
First Team All-Americans East G Kevin Regan, Sr., New Hampshire (South Boston, MA) D Matt Gilroy, Jr., Boston University (North Bellemore, NY) D Mike Moore, Sr., Princeton (Calgary, AB) F Mike Radja, Sr., New Hampshire (Yorkville, IL) F Lee Jubinville, Jr., Princeton (Edmonton, AB) F Nathan Gerbe, Jr., Boston College (Oxford, MI) West G Richard Bachman, Fr., Colorado College (Highlands Ranch, CO) D Tyler Eckford, Jr., Alaska (Langley, BC) D Jack Hillen, Sr., Colorado College (Minnetonka, MN) F Ryan Jones, Sr., Miami (Chatham, ON) F T.J. Oshie, Jr., North Dakota (Warroad, MN) F Kevin Porter, Sr., Michigan (Northville, MI) Second Team All-Americans East G Josh Kassel, Jr., Army (Greensburg, PA) D Grant Clitsome, Sr., Clarkson (Gloucester, ON) D Brad Flaishans, Sr., New Hampshire (Glendale, AZ) F Bryan Ewing, Sr., Boston University (Plymouth, MA) F Peter MacArthur, Sr., Boston University (Clifton Park, NY) F Matt Fornataro, Sr., New Hampshire (Calgary, AB) West G Jeff Lerg, Jr., Michigan State (Livonia, MI) D Chris Butler, Jr., Denver (St. Louis, MO) D Alec Martinez, Jr., Miami (Rochester, MI) F Chad Rau, Jr., Colorado College (Eden Prairie, MN) F Chad Kolarik, Sr., Michigan (Abington, PA) F Ryan Lasch, So., St. Cloud State (Lake Forest, CA)Both Gerbe and Butler are expected to sign with Buffalo in the upcoming weeks. Gerbe being placed on the East First-Team comes on the heels of his just missing out on college hockey's top individual prize - The Hobey Baker Memorial Award - which on Friday was given to Michigan's Kevin Porter.
For fellow Hobey Hat Trick nominee Nathan Gerbe, Porter’s victory should come as no surprise. “I’ve known Kevin since growing up and it’s well-deserved,” he said. “He’s such a great player and also a dynamic player. Off the ice, he’s one of the greatest kids I’ve ever played with. He’s been so caring and I’ve played with him for a few seasons at USA there [the U.S. National Development Team Program] , so I can’t say enough nice things about him.”