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Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Cory Conacher named AHL MVP

Norfolk forward and Lightning prospect Cory Conacher was named the AHL's most valuable player, completing a historic haul of awards for the Admirals.

The team — which has won 26 straight games, the longest streak in North American professional hockey history — is the first in the AHL to have the MVP, top coach (Jon Cooper), top defenseman (Mark Barberio) and top rookie (Conacher) in the same season.

Conacher, 22, who opened many eyes at Tampa Bay's training camp this season, was second in the league with 35 goals and 75 points heading into the season's final weekend. He also was tied for second with 14 power-play goals and tied for third with seven winners.

Conacher, from Burlington, Ontario, is the fourth rookie to be named MVP since the award was established for the 1947-48 season.

streaking on: Norfolk extended its winning streak to 26 games Friday with a 5-1 win over host Albany. Norfolk finishes its regular season with road games tonight and Sunday.

Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Cory Conacher named AHL MVP 04/13/12 [Last modified: Friday, April 13, 2012 9:56pm]
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