Eric Comrie added to AHL All-Star ClassicBy: Chris White | Published: January 26th 2016
The American Hockey League announced today that Manitoba Moose goaltender Eric Comrie has been named to the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, which takes place this coming Sunday, Jan. 31 and Monday, Feb. 1 in Syracuse, NY.
Comrie, 20, has appeared in 28 games for the Moose this season posting a 2.79 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. The Edmonton, AB native is in his rookie season and leads all AHL goaltenders with 845 saves. He recently recorded his first career shutout on Jan. 13 in a 4-0 win over the Lake Erie Monsters.
Comrie will replace goaltender Connor Hellebuyck who was originally named to the team but is currently playing with the Winnipeg Jets.
The 2016 All-Star rosters now feature 41 first-time participants, nine AHL rookies and 18 former first- and second-round NHL draft choices. In addition, 24 of this year’s All-Stars have appeared in a National Hockey League game already this season.
The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic will be broadcasted live across Canada beginning with Sunday’s Skills Competition on Sportsnet in all four regions (East, Ontario, West, Pacific) at 7 p.m. CT. The All-Star Challenge will be aired on Sportsnet ONE on Monday at 6 p.m. CT.
The full list of the All-Star rosters is available at www.theAHL.com