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
Jack McCartan - Minnesota GOALIE
Don Wishart - Colorado College DEFENSE
Pat Presley - St. Lawrence DEFENSE
Bill "Red" Hay - Colorado College FORWARD
Bill Reichart - North Dakota FORWARD
Ed Rowe - Clarkson FORWARD
Second Team
Ed Macdonald - Clarkson GOALIE
Jack Petroske - Minnesota DEFENSE
Bill Steenson - North Dakota DEFENSE
Bob Cleary - Harvard FORWARD
Joe McLean - St. Lawrence FORWARD
Bob McCusker - Colorado College FORWARD