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
Bill Sloan - St. Lawrence GOALIE
Doug Silverberg - Colorado College DEFENSE
Ken Yackel - Minnesota DEFENSE
Bill Cleary - Harvard FORWARD
Bill Reichart - North Dakota FORWARD
Clare Smith - Colorado College FORWARD
Second Team
Lorne Howes - Michigan GOALIE
Phil Hilton - Colorado College DEFENSE
Bob Schiller - Michigan DEFENSE
John Mayasich - Minnesota FORWARD
Bill MacFarland - Michigan FORWARD
Jack McManus - Michigan Tech FORWARD