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
Lorne Howes - Michigan GOALIE
Bob Schiller - Michigan DEFENSE
Doug Silverberg - Colorado College DEFENSE
Garry Kearns - Rensselaer FORWARD
Bill MacFarland - Michigan FORWARD
Ed Rowe - Clarkson FORWARD
Second Team
Bill Sloan - St. Lawrence GOALIE
Chuck Lundberg - St. Lawrence DEFENSE
Art Smith - Clarkson DEFENSE
Jack McManus - Michigan Tech FORWARD
Ken Yackel - Minnesota FORWARD
Ed Zifcak - St. Lawrence FORWARD