Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/17/14

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 24: 41st overall pick Cory Emmerton and 47th overall pick Shawn Matthias of the Detroit Red Wings pose together during the 2006 NHL Draft held at General Motors Place on June 24, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Not-too-surprisignly, DetroitRedWings.com’s Bill Roose reports that Cory Emmerton was named the Red Wings’ rookie of the year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters’ Association: “The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association is excited to name Cory Emmerton as the Red Wings rookie of the year,” said Vicki Foley, DSBA president. “Cory demonstrated good skills during his rookie season with the club, and I’m sure he can look forward to a bright future here in Detroit.” The 24-year-old Emmerton finished among the NHL rookie leaders in takeaways (16), and total face-offs taken (313), while managing to win 48.2 percent of those draws. A St. Thomas, Ontario, native, Emmerton was originally selected by the Wings in the second-round of the 2006 NHL draft, and he’s the fifth Wings’ center so honored by the DSBA since Pavel Datsyuk received the award following the 2001-02 season.Continue reading "Easy pick: Red Wings’ Cory Emmerton named Detroit Sports Broadcasters’ rookie of the year"
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