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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
The playing rosters for the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic in Syracuse, New York were announced this afternoon by the League.
For the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, Goaltender Matt Murray, Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and rookie Forward Dominik Simon were selected. They will play under Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins Associate Coach Jay Leach in the new format announced by the AHL a few months ago.
Here’s what the format looks like:
The rest of the roster for the Atlantic Division is as follows:
G Anthony Stolarz, Lehigh Valley Phantoms
D Connor Carrick, Hershey Bears
D Ryan Graves, Hartford Wolf Pack
D Ryan Pulock, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
F Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears
F Nick Cousins, Lehigh Valley Phantoms
F Seth Griffith, Providence Bruins
F Dustin Jeffrey, Springfield Falcons
F Rob Schremp, Portland Pirates
F Joe Whitney, Bridgport Sound Tigers
– All three Penguins representatives are 21 years old.
– Matt Murray leads all AHL goaltenders with a .942 SV%, tied for first in shutouts with four and has a 1.74 GAA that is second in the AHL.
– Dominik Simon leads all AHL rookies in points and is first on his own team in points. He’s overall ninth in the AHL in points (12-17-29)
– This is Derrick Pouliot’s second All-Star selection. He’s third among his Atlantic Division All-Star defensemen brethren in points and tied for 15th in the AHL overall with 18 points (5-13-18)
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Matt Murray on his All-Star Selection…
Derrick Pouliot on his second nomination…
And Dominik Simon on his…
The 2016 AHL All-Star Classic will be held January 31 – February 1, 2016 in Syracuse, N.Y.
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