23 Alums Earn AHL All-Star Invites
Eight first-year pros among honorees to play in AHL All-Star Classic, Jan. 29-30

St. Cloud State alum Charlie Lindgren has starred as a rookie for the St. John's Ice Caps.

Nearly half of the players named to the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic played college hockey, with 23 NCAA alums named to the rosters announced by the league on Thursday.

The players will represent each of the four AHL divisions in the two-day event, which features a skills competition on Jan. 29 and the AHL All-Star Challenge on Jan. 30. All events will take place at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.

AHL Announcement

Eighteen schools have former players selected to the event. Boston University boasts three representatives, while Miami, Providence and St. Cloud State have two each.

Eight of the players selected played NCAA hockey in 2015-16.

College players have enjoyed tremendous success in the AHL, the NHL's top development league, this season. As of the end of last week former college players led the league in goals, assists, points, plus/minus, shots, shorthanded goals, power-play goals, save percentage, goals-against average, shutouts and wins.

NCAA Alumni Among AHL All-Stars

Atlantic Division AHL Team NCAA Team
Chris Bourque Hershey Boston University
Travis Boyd Hershey Minnesota
Jake Guentzel W-B/Scranton Omaha
Danton Heinen Providence Denver
Zane McIntyre Providence North Dakota
Devon Toews Bridgeport Quinnipiac

North Division
Casey Bailey Binghamton Penn State
Charlie Lindgren St. John's St. Cloud State
Cole Schneider Rochester Connecticut
Matt Taormina Syracuse Providence

Central Division
Spencer Abbott Rockford Maine
Kenny Agostino Chicago Yale
Brad Hunt Chicago Bemidji State
Matt Lorito Grand Rapids Brown
Jack Roslovic Manitoba Miami
Robbie Russo Grand Rapids Notre Dame

Pacific Division
Jonny Brodzinski Ontario St. Cloud State
A.J. Greer San Antonio Boston University
Troy Grosenick San Jose Union
Mark Jankowski Stockton Providence
Vincent LoVerde Ontario Miami
Brandon Montour San Diego Massachusetts
Danny O'Regan San Jose Boston University