SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The United States Hockey League (USHL) announced Monday Sioux Falls Stampede forward Cole Sillinger and defenseman Brent Johnson were named to the All-USHL Second Team for their performances throughout the 2020–21 season. Recipients of the awards are determined by a league vote of all member club general managers.
Forward Cole Sillinger is in his rookie season with the Stampede and native of Regina, Saskatchewan. After joining the Herd on January 10, Sillinger tallied 24 goals and 22 points for 46 points in 31 games to lead the team in scoring. He is considered a top prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft and was recently named 2020–21 USHL Rookie of the Year.
Defenseman Brent Johnson is in his rookie season with the Stampede and native of Dallas, Texas. Johnson tallied 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points in 47 games, breaking a team goal-scoring record for a rookie defenseman. He joins defensemen Jamie Mattie (2001), Nate Prosser (2006), Jack St. Ivany (2018), Max Crozier (2019), Ryan Johnson (2019) and Evan Nause (2020), as other Stampede blue-liners to receive all-USHL team honors.
Johnson is committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota in the fall and is a high-end prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft.
The league will be announcing more team awards in the coming weeks, including all-USHL rookie team honors, Curt Hammer award and more.