Russo named to AHL All-Star second team

Posted at 7:11 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 19:11:49-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A day after being named to the league's All-Rookie team, Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Robbie Russo has been named to the AHL's All-Star Second Team for the end of the regular season.

Russo is third among all league defensemen with 39 points (5 goals, 34 assists) -- but he leads the AHL with a plus-47 rating, the highest in the league since 1993.

So how did he do it?

"Everybody asks me about it and I tell them the same thing. I don't really know how it got that high," he said after Thursday's practice.
"It's getting a lot of attention. I don't really know what it takes. All the defensemen here are good. The forwards are good. We're winning a lot of games."

"I really don't have an answer for you," he laughed.

The Griffins host Chicago on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.