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.

First Team
Ray Picard - Northeastern GOALIE
John Grocott - Dartmouth DEFENSE
Eddie Miller - Denver DEFENSE
Tony Frasca - Colorado College FORWARD
Ron Hartwell - Colorado College FORWARD
Bob Wheeler - Brown FORWARD
Second Team
Ken Kinsley - Colorado College GOALIE
Joe deBastiani - Michigan Tech DEFENSE
Jim Haas - Michigan DEFENSE
Omer Brandt - Colorado College FORWARD
Frank Chiarelli - Rensselaer FORWARD
John Mayasich - Minnesota FORWARD