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ECHL all-star honours for Growlers' Ferguson

Brady Ferguson scored two goals as the Newfoundland Growlers closed out a seven-game road trip with a win in Maine. — File photo/Newfoundland Growlers
Jeff Parsons/Newfoundland Growlers – Brady Ferguson of the Newfoundland Growlers was named an ECHL second-team all-star Friday. He led the Growlers in scoring this season, and tied for fifth in the league.

News comes day after Duszak and Brazeau named to all-rookie team

A day after Newfoundland Growlers’ Joe Duszak and Justin Brazeau were named to the ECHL’s all-rookie team for 2019-20, Newfoundland forward Brady Ferguson was named an ECHL second-team all-star Friday.

A third-year pro out of Lewisville, Texas, Ferguson led the Growlers in scoring this season (24 goals, 39 assists and 63 points in 57 games), tying for fifth in the league. He also tied for seventh with eight power-play goals.

Jeff Parsons/Newfoundland Growlers – Justin Brazeau was second in Growlers scoring last season, behind Ferguson. He was second overall in ECHL rookie scoring to Tyler Sheehy of the Allen Americans.
Jeff Parsons/Newfoundland Growlers – Justin Brazeau was second in Growlers scoring last season, behind Ferguson. He was second overall in ECHL rookie scoring to Tyler Sheehy of the Allen Americans.

Ferguson, a 6-0, 194-pound forward, played at Robert Morris University, a small NCAA school in Pittsburgh, before signing as a free with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. Ferguson is currently on an AHL contract.

Defenceman Duszak and forward Brazeau were named to the six-team ECHL all-rookie team for 2019-20 Thursday.

A native of Franklin Square, N.Y., the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Duszak recorded nine goals and 26 assists for 35 points in 34 games for the Growlers this season.

Duszak also skated in 23 games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies this year, where he registered three goals and 15 assists for 18 points.

Duszak was signed as a free agent last season following an NCAA career at Mercyhurst College. He was up for the Hobey Baker Award as U.S. college hockey’s top player last season.

Brazeau is a 6-6, 225-pound winger from New Liskeard, Ont., who was also signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs after he was named the top overage player in the Ontario Hockey League in 2018-19.

Brazeau was second in Growlers scoring last season, behind Ferguson. He was second overall in ECHL rookie scoring to Tyler Sheehy of the Allen Americans.

robin.short@thetelegram.com

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