The American Hockey League announced Thursday the rosters for the 2017 AHL-All Star Classic.
13 former USHL players were named to the rosters, including 2014 USHL Defenseman and Player of the year Brandon Montour (Waterloo Black Hawks), who has 21 points in 25 games, ninth among all AHL defensemen, for the San Diego Gulls, the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks.
Other players named to the game include recent gold medalist at the 2017 World Junior Championship Jack Roslovic (Manitoba Moose) and Jake Guentzel (Sioux City Musketeers), who picked up two goals in his NHL debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 21, including on his first ever shot on goal. Guentzel is tied for second in AHL scoring with 34 points (18G, 16A) in 27 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
The event will be held January 29-30 at the PPL Center, home of the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. A full list of USHL alumni named to the game can be found below.
|Name||AHL Team||USHL Team|
|Troy Grosenick||San Jose Barracuda||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|A.J. Greer||San Antonio Rampage||Des Moines Buccaneers|
|Zane McIntyre||Providence Bruins||Fargo Force|
|Jonny Brodzinski||Ontario Reign||Fargo Force|
|Casey Bailey||Binghamton Senators||Omaha Lancers|
|Jake Guentzel||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins||Sioux City Musketeers|
|Charlie Lindgren||St. John's Icecaps||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|Travis Boyd||Hershey Bears||Team USA|
|Jack Roslovic||Manitoba Moose||Team USA|
|Robbie Russo||Grand Rapids Griffins||Team USA|
|Danny O'Regan||San Jose Barracuda||Team USA|
|Vincent LoVerde||Ontario Reign||Waterloo Black Hawks|
|Brandon Montour||San Diego Gulls||Waterloo Black Hawks|
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.