Aho Named All-Star for Third Straight YearJan 3, 2020
The American Hockey League announced Friday that defenseman Sebastian Aho has been selected to represent the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport. The two-day event will take place Jan. 26-27 in Ontario, California.
Aho, 23, becomes the first Sound Tigers player to ever be selected to three All-Star Classics, which he has done in consecutive years. He is one of the top offensive defensemen in the AHL and is currently tied for 13th among all league blue-liners with 20 points (two goals, 18 assists) in 34 games. Aho leads Bridgeport in points and assists, and was recalled by the Islanders for the first time this season earlier today.
Last season, Aho led all Sound Tigers defensemen in points and assists and was tied for second on the team in scoring overall. As a rookie in 2017-18, he led all Bridgeport defensemen with nine goals and added 20 assists for 29 points in 40 games. Aho also skated in 22 NHL contests with the Islanders and collected four points (one goal, three assists), including his first NHL goal on Jan. 8, 2018 against the New Jersey Devils.