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NINO & DONOVAN NAMED ALL-STAR STARTERS

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          Release: 01/26/2013
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Jan. 26, 2013) - The American Hockey League has announced that Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Nino Niederreiter and defenseman Matt Donovan have been voted into the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game on Monday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.

Starting lineups were determined by AHL fans who voted on Facebook via the Official AHL All-Star Classic Fan Balloting presented by CCM. Both Niederreiter and Donovan are making their first AHL All-Star appearances.

Listed below are the starting lineups for the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Eastern Conference
G             Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins
D             Matt Donovan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
D             Tim Erixon, Springfield Falcons
F             Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons
F             Bobby Butler, Albany Devils
F             Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
 
Western Conference
G             Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers
D             Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers
D             Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars
F             Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters
F             Mark Arcobello, Oklahoma City Barons
F             Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies
 
The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League competing a two-day event to be televised nationally in the United States and Canada. Visit theahl.com   for a list of networks and air times.
 
Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, nearly 93 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan,  Mike Cammalleri, Zdeno Chara, Miikka Kiprusoff, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza and Eric Staal.
 
A limited number of individual tickets remain available for the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com or the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office to purchase.

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