BRIDGEPORT, Conn - Sound Tigers captain Mark Wotton was a guest with Mike Ross on XM/Sirius's Hockey This Morning radio show on Tuesday morning. Wotton discussed the honor of being named captain of the Eastern Conference for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, as well as his storied career to this point including a Calder Cup win in Hershey and his season in Russia. Click below to hear the interview in its entirety.
The captains for the American Hockey League All-Star teams are selected by the league president in recognition of their outstanding service and leadership to the AHL. A veteran of 849 AHL games – most among all active players and good for 20th place all-time – 17-year pro Mark Wotton has worn the captain’s “C” for his team in 11 of his 14 seasons in the American Hockey League, including the last five with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Wotton is the Sound Tigers’ all-time leader in games played (321) and ranks fifth on the club’s all-time list in assists (84). Wotton has also played for Syracuse, Utah and Hershey, where he was a member of the Bears’ Calder Cup championship team in 2006. A native of Foxwarren, Man., Wotton, whose only previous AHL All-Star Classic appearance came in 1998, will captain the Eastern Conference All-Star team in Hershey next month.
Hockey This Morning interview with Mark Wotton