Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Micki DuPont has been named to the American Hockey League’s First All-Star team, it was announced on Thursday by the AHL. All-Star Team members are selected by a vote of AHL players and league media members.
DuPont, 26, has appeared in 72 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, and currently ranks first among AHL defenders with 16 goals and second with 46 points. His 10 power play goals are tied for 23rd overall in the league.
Named the 11th captain in
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins history on March 2,
DuPont ranks fifth on the team in points (46), tied
for fourth in goals (16), tied for third in assists (30) and second in power
play goals (10).
DuPont has also appeared in three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, recording one assist and four penalty minutes.
A native of
DuPont was a
member of the 2000-01 AHL All-Rookie Team, after
recording 29 points (8+21) in 67 regular season games with
For his AHL career, DuPont has recorded 153 points (44+109) in 274 games with the Penguins and Flames. He ranks eighth on the Penguins’ all-time list for scoring among defensemen with 51 points (17+34) in 86 games.
DuPont is the third member of the Penguins to be named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team, following in the footsteps of defenseman John Slaney (2000-01) and goaltender Dany Sabourin (2005-06).