2023 BELL ALL-STAR CLASSIC ROSTER
Two Laval Rocket players invited
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).
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
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
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
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 rocketlaval.com.
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 Atkinson, Drake Batherson, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Binnington, Jack Campbell, John Carlson, Logan Couture, Thatcher Demko, Denis Gurianov, Connor Hellebuyck, Tristan Jarry, Kaapo Kahkonen, Jordan Kyrou, Jonathan Marchessault, Jacob Markstrom, Brandon Montour, William Nylander, Kyle Palmieri, Mikko Rantanen, Dylan 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.