Found December 05, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
About a week ago I reported that Keith Aucoin had moved into the AHL scoring lead.  At that time he only had a one point lead over TJ Hensick of the Peoria Rivermen (St Louis affiliate).  He now has a four point lead over teammate Chris Bourque of the Hershey Bears (Washington affiliate) and a five point lead over Hensick.  He has an 11 point lead over anyone else. Aucoin has six goals and 30 assists for 36 points.  He is used to being one of the top scorers in the AHL.  He first played in the AHL in the 2001/02 season.  It was 2005/06 before he had his first point per game AHL season.  He finished tenth in league scoring with 85 points.  The following season he finished second in league scoring with 99 points.  Continue reading "Aucoin Building A Lead In AHL Scoring Race"

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