SPRINGFIELD, MA — The American Hockey League has released the Rosters for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held January 29th and 30th at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This year’s event features 37 first time All-Stars, seven former first-round NHL draft picks and 12 rookies. Rosters were selected by a committee of AHL coaches and each team has at least one representative.

The rosters are as follows, with All-Star appearances in parentheses:

Atlantic Division

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Head Coach Clark Donatelli Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Penguins (1st)

Chris Bourque Hershey Bears (5th)

F Travis Boyd Hershey Bears (1st)

T.J. Brennan Lehigh Valley Phantoms (4th)

Jake Guentzel Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (1st)

Danton Heinen Providence Bruins (1st)

Tristan Jarry Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (1st)

Taylor Leier Lehigh Valley Phantoms (1st)

Zane McIntyre Providence Bruins (1st)

Devon Toews Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1st)

Jordan Weal Lehigh Valley Phantoms (2nd)

Mackenzie Weegar Springfield Thunderbirds (1st)

 

North Division

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Head Coach: Benoit Groulx Syracuse Crunch (1st)

F Casey Bailey Binghamton Senators (1st)

Mark Barberio St. John’s IceCaps (3rd)

Joseph Blandisi Albany Devils (1st)

Yanni Gourde Syracuse Crunch (1st)

Kasperi Kapanen Toronto Marlies (1st)

Brendan Leipsic Toronto Marlies (2nd)

Charlie Lindgren St. John’s IceCaps (1st)

John Quenneville Albany Devils (1st)

Cole Schneider Rochester Americans (1st)

Jordan Subban Utica Comets (1st)

Matt Taormina Syracuse Crunch (3rd)

Linus Ullmark Rochester Americans (1st)

 

Central Division

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Head Coach Todd Nelson Grand Rapids Griffins (2nd)

Spencer Abbott Rockford IceHogs (1st)

Kenny Agostino Chicago Wolves (1st)

Oliver Bjorkstrand Cleveland Monsters (1st)

Alexandre Carrier Milwaukee Admirals (1st)

Ryan Craig Cleveland Monsters (1st)

Brad Hunt Chicago Wolves (4th)

Michael Leighton Charlotte Checkers (5th)

Matt Lorito Grand Rapids Griffins (1st)

Teemu Pulkkinen Iowa Wild (2nd)

Jack Roslovic Manitoba Moose (1st)

Robbie Russo Grand Rapids Griffins (1st)

Juuse Saros Milwaukee Admirals (1st)

 

Pacific Division

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Head Coach: Mike Stothers Ontario Reign (5th appearance, 3rd as a Head Coach)

Taylor Beck Bakersfield Condors (1st)

Jonny Brodzinski Ontario Reign (1st)

A.J. Greer San Antonio Rampage (1st)

Troy Grosenick San Jose Barracuda (1st)

Julius Honka Texas Stars (1st)

Mark Jankowski Stockton Heat (1st)

Vincent LoVerde Ontario Reign (2nd)

Spencer Martin San Antonio Rampage (1st)

Brandon Montour San Diego Gulls (2nd)

Daniel O’Regan San Jose Barracuda (1st)

Brendan Perlini Tucson RoadRunners (1st)

Kyle Wood Tucson RoadRunners (1st)

The 2017 AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m. ET) will pit the All-Stars from the two Eastern Conference divisions against those from the two Western Conference divisions in seven skills events.

The next night, January 30 (7 p.m. ET), the four teams will participate in a round-robin tournament featuring six games of 10 minutes each, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.

Note: For purposes of the Skills Competition, Chris Bourque (Hershey) and Ryan Craig (Cleveland) are considered playing Captains. Honorary Captains are former Philadelphia Flyer Danny Briere and former Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ Head Coach Terry Murray.

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