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LAVAL (January 11, 2023) – The American Hockey League announced today the playing rosters for the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Bell in collaboration with Manulife Bank, to be held February 5-6 in Laval, Que.

Each of the AHL’s four divisions will be represented by 12 players. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all 32 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star.

The 2023 rosters feature 37 first-time AHL All-Stars and nine rookies, as well as nine former first-round NHL draft choices and six second-round picks. In addition, 14 of the All-Stars named have also played in the National Hockey League already this season, including Justin Barron of the Laval Rocket (Montreal), Cam York of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia), Lukas Reichel of the Rockford IceHogs (Chicago) and Matthew Phillips of the Calgary Wranglers (Calgary).


Atlantic Division

BRI – Samuel Bolduc

CLT – Riley Nash

HFD – Will Cuylle

HER – Ethen Frank, Mike Vecchione

LV – Tyson Foerster, Cam York

PRO – Brandon Bussi, Vinni Lettieri

SPR – Matthew Highmore, Joel Hofer

WBS – Xavier Ouellet

North Division

BEL – Egor Sokolov

CLE – David Jiricek

LAV – Justin Barron, Anthony Richard

ROC – Brandon Biro

SYR – Alex Barre-Boulet, Gabriel Dumont (“C”), Darren Raddysh

TOR – Noel Hoefenmayer, Logan Shaw, Joseph Woll

UTC – Nico Daws

Central Division

CHI – Max Lajoie

GR – Brian Lashoff (“C”)

IA – Sammy Walker, Jesper Wallstedt

MB – Declan Chisholm

MIL – Yaroslav Askarov, Tommy Novak

RFD – David Gust, Lukas Reichel, Brett Seney

TEX – Riley Barber, Thomas Harley

Pacific Division

ABB – Christian Wolanin

BAK – Seth Griffith

CGY – Matthew Phillips, Dustin Wolf

CV – Ryker Evans, Andrew Poturalski

COL – Brad Hunt

HSK – Daniil Miromanov

ONT – T.J. Tynan

SD – Lukas Dostal

SJ – Thomas Bordeleau

TUC – Michael Carcone

Hershey Bears head coach Todd Nelson, Toronto Marlies head coach Greg Moore, Texas Stars head coach Neil Graham and Calgary Wranglers head coach Mitch Love will serve as coaches for the event.

The 2023 RONA AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, Feb. 5 (6 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 2023 Mise-o-jeu AHL All-Star Challenge on Monday, Feb. 6 (7 p.m. ET), the four teams will participate in a 3-on-3, round-robin tournament featuring six games of 10 minutes each. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute, 3-on-3 game.

Tickets for the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Bell in collaboration with Manulife Bank, which include admission to both the 2023 RONA AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, Feb. 5, and the 2023 Mise-o-jeu AHL All-Star Challenge on Monday, Feb. 6, start at only $39 and are available now by visiting

The 2023 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Bell in collaboration with Manulife will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League: since 1995, more than 94 percent of All-Star Classic participants have gone on to compete in the National Hockey League, including Cam AtkinsonDrake BathersonPatrice BergeronJordan BinningtonJack CampbellJohn CarlsonLogan CoutureThatcher DemkoDenis GurianovConnor HellebuyckTristan JarryKaapo KahkonenJordan KyrouJonathan MarchessaultJacob MarkstromBrandon MontourWilliam NylanderKyle PalmieriMikko RantanenDylan Strome, Linus Ullmark, Vitek Vanecek and Mats Zuccarello.

In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League serves as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives, broadcasters and staff of all 32 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.

The 2023 edition of the All-Star Classic presented by Bell in collaboration with Manulife bank would not be possible without the support of our valued partners. More specifically, we would like to thank RONA for the presentation of the skills competition and Mise-o-jeu de Loto-Québec for the presentation of the All-star challenge. Finally, we would like to thank the gouvernement du Québec for its trust in the holding of this major event.