Zach Redmond selected to second straight AHL All-Star Classic
Sophomore defenceman to represent Eastern Conference in Providence, RI
The American Hockey League announced today that defenceman Zach Redmond has been named to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to take place Jan. 27-28 in Providence, R.I.
In 36 games with the IceCaps this season, the sophomore rearguard has 17 points and is tied for the team lead in goals (eight) and power play goals (four), and leads the club in shots on goal (95).
The native of Traverse City, Michigan has now been chosen to participate in the AHL All-Star Classic in each of his first two professional seasons. Last season, Redmond played in 72 games for St. John’s, notching 31 points (8G, 23A) and a plus-nine rating.
The 24-year-old was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round (184th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Before turning pro, Redmond played four seasons with Ferris State University, spending his final season serving as team captain.
Redmond is part of an Eastern Conference squad comprised of 24 players: 13 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all 30 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star.
Beginning Friday and until Jan. 24, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the starting lineups for the 2013 AHL All-Star Game by visiting facebook.com/theahl and completing the official CCM AHL All-Star Fan Ballot. Voters will also be entered to win prizes of a team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star stick (two) and team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star commemorative programs (10).
Tickets for the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now by calling the Providence Bruins at (401) 273-5000 or visiting www.providencebruins.com. All-Star 2-Packs are $55 and $75 and include admission to both 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. All-Star 4-Packs are $75 and $100 and include admission to the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, as well as the Post-Skills Party (January 27, 9:30 p.m.) at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the 2013 AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony (January 28, 11 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, more than 92 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.