Early records indicate that All-American teams were loosely chosen before AHCA involvement. In some cases, the media or team managers were selectors. In other cases, only players from NCAA Tournament participants were eligible. Beginning in 1958, the AHCA oversaw the formal election of All-American squads. Information on the early teams came from newspaper accounts and may include spelling errors. Corrections should be forwarded to the AHCA.

Dick Desmond - Dartmouth GOALIE
Ian Watson - California GOALIE
Connie Hill - Michigan DEFENSE
Ed "Butch" Songin - Boston College DEFENSE
Dick Starrak - Michigan DEFENSE
Jim Starrak - Colorado College DEFENSE
Wally Gacek - Michigan FORWARD
Wally Grant - Michigan FORWARD
Bill Riley - Dartmouth FORWARD
Joe Riley - Dartmouth FORWARD
Dick Rowell - Colorado College FORWARD
Joe Slattery - Colorado College FORWARD