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SPRINGFIELD, MA (Jan. 5, 2017) – The American Hockey League announced today that Rampage forward A.J. Greer and goaltender Spencer Martin have been named to the Pacific Division Team at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.

This marks the first time in franchise history that San Antonio has had two rookie players selected to represent the team in the All-Star Classic. Martin is the first Rampage goaltender to be selected for the AHL All-Star Classic in franchise history. The rookie netminder is tied for the most wins in the AHL this season (14) and ranks third in saves (609) and fourth in minutes (1,309). Greer ranks fifth amongst rookie scorers with 24 points (10g/14a) and is tied with Rocco Grimaldi as the Rampage leading scorer. Earlier this season, Greer set a rookie franchise record with a seven-game assist streak, tying Ben Street and Drew Shore for the longest assist streak by any skater in franchise history.

Each of the AHL’s four divisions will be represented by 12 players. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all 30 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star.

The 2017 rosters feature 37 first-time AHL All-Stars, 12 rookies and seven former first-round draft choices. In addition, 27 of the All-Stars named have been recalled to the National Hockey League already this season, including standouts Jake Guentzel of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh), Zane McIntyre of the Providence Bruins (Boston), Juuse Saros of the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville) and Brendan Perlini of the Tucson Roadruners (Arizona).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli, Syracuse Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx, Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Todd Nelson and Ontario Reign head coach Mike Stothers will serve as coaches for the event.

The 2017 AHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Giant Food Stores and Velaspan on Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m. ET) will pit the All-Stars from the two Eastern Conference divisions against those from the two Western Conference divisions in seven skills events.

In the 2017 AHL All-Star Challenge on Jan. 30 (7 p.m. ET), the four teams will participate in a round-robin tournament featuring six games of 10 minutes each, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.

2017 Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars


Atlantic Division All-Stars
Pos. Player Team App. 2016-17 Stats
F Chris Bourque (“C”) Hershey Bears 5th 32gp, 8-21-29, +1
F Travis Boyd Hershey Bears 1st 32gp, 10-20-30, +14
D T.J. Brennan Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4th 31gp, 10-18-28, +10
F Jake Guentzel Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1st 27gp, 18-16-34, +17
F Danton Heinen Providence Bruins 1st 21gp, 8-9-17, +1
G Tristan Jarry Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1st 14-5-1, 2.14, .921, 1 SO
F Nicklas Jensen Hartford Wolf Pack 1st 29gp, 14-10-24, -8
F Taylor Leier Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1st 22gp, 6-14-20, +7
G Zane McIntyre Providence Bruins 1st 10-0-0, 1.41, .951, 0 SO
D Devon Toews Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1st 32gp, 4-19-23, E
F Jordan Weal Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2nd 29gp, 10-21-31, +4
D Mackenzie Weegar Springfield Thunderbirds 1st 21gp, 7-5-12, -3
Coach Clark Donatelli Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1st 22-7-3-0 (.734)
North Division All-Stars
Pos. Player Team App. 2016-17 Stats
F Casey Bailey Binghamton Senators 1st 28gp, 9-5-14, -11
D Mark Barberio St. John’s IceCaps 3rd 20gp, 3-15-18, +1
F Joe Blandisi Albany Devils 1st 24gp, 6-14-20, -3
F Yanni Gourde Syracuse Crunch 1st 29gp, 10-16-26, +12
F Kasperi Kapanen Toronto Marlies 1st 29gp, 14-16-30, -2
F Brendan Leipsic Toronto Marlies 2nd 26gp, 9-21-30, -4
G Charlie Lindgren St. John’s IceCaps 1st 13-9-1, 2.79, .913, 1 SO
F John Quenneville Albany Devils 1st 31gp, 10-17-27, -3
F Cole Schneider Rochester Americans 1st 28gp, 14-20-34, +8
D Jordan Subban Utica Comets 1st 29gp, 8-12-20, -6
D Matt Taormina Syracuse Crunch 3rd 26gp, 9-21-30, +11
G Linus Ullmark Rochester Americans 1st 13-12-1, 3.00, .907, 0 SO
Coach Benoit Groulx Syracuse Crunch 1st 18-9-0-4 (.645)

2017 Western Conference AHL All-Stars


Central Division All-Stars
Pos. Player Team App. 2016-17 Stats
F Spencer Abbott Rockford IceHogs 1st 30gp, 8-13-21, -12
F Kenny Agostino Chicago Wolves 1st 35gp, 15-31-46, +13
F Oliver Bjorkstrand Cleveland Monsters 1st 22gp, 10-5-15, -4
D Alexandre Carrier Milwaukee Admirals 1st 31gp, 4-16-20, +6
F Ryan Craig (“C”) Cleveland Monsters 1st 31gp, 4-5-9, -5
D Brad Hunt Chicago Wolves 4th 23gp, 9-20-29, +9
G Michael Leighton Charlotte Checkers 5th 8-5-2, 2.17, .923, 2 SO
F Matt Lorito Grand Rapids Griffins 1st 32gp, 10-22-32, +3
F Teemu Pulkkinen Iowa Wild 2nd 25gp, 12-10-22, -1
F Jack Roslovic Manitoba Moose 1st 25gp, 8-11-19, -5
D Robbie Russo Grand Rapids Griffins 1st 32gp, 5-13-18, +6
G Juuse Saros Milwaukee Admirals 1st 11-2-0, 1.76, .938, 1 SO
Coach Todd Nelson Grand Rapids Griffins 2nd 21-8-1-2 (.703)
Pacific Division All-Stars
Pos. Player Team App. 2016-17 Stats
F Taylor Beck Bakersfield Condors 1st 19gp, 9-21-30, +11
F Jonny Brodzinski Ontario Reign 1st 28gp, 9-13-22, +6
F A.J. Greer San Antonio Rampage 1st 30gp, 10-14-24, -3
G Troy Grosenick San Jose Barracuda 1st 9-5-2, 2.06, .929, 5 SO
D Julius Honka Texas Stars 1st 23gp, 3-13-16, -4
F Mark Jankowski Stockton Heat 1st 26gp, 8-15-23, +3
D Vincent LoVerde Ontario Reign 2nd 28gp, 5-12-17, +3
G Spencer Martin San Antonio Rampage 1st 14-8-0, 2.43, .920, 1 SO
D Brandon Montour San Diego Gulls 2nd 25gp, 7-14-21, E
F Daniel O’Regan San Jose Barracuda 1st 27gp, 10-21-31, +6
F Brendan Perlini Tucson Roadrunners 1st 16gp, 11-5-16, -1
D Kyle Wood Tucson Roadrunners 1st 26gp, 7-21-28, -1
Coach Mike Stothers Ontario Reign 5th 17-6-5-0 (.696)