ROSTER CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 DUNKIN' DONUTS AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League today announced several changes to the team rosters for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to take place Sunday and Monday, Jan. 27 and 28, in Providence, R.I.

In the Eastern Conference, Norfolk Admirals forward Emerson Etem, Binghamton Senators defenseman Eric Gryba, Syracuse Crunch defenseman Radko Gudas, Worcester Sharks forward Bracken Kearns, St. John's IceCaps defenseman Derek Meech, Providence Bruins forward Jamie Tardif and Hershey Bears forward Jeff Taffe have been added to the roster.

In the Western Conference, Hamilton Bulldogs forward Gabriel Dumont, Toronto Marlies forward Matt Frattin and Chicago Wolves defensemanBrad Hunt have been added.

In addition, the AHL has announced that Binghamton's Andre Benoit, Portland's Alexandre Bolduc, Providence'sChris Bourque, Norfolk's Peter Holland, Worcester's Tim Kennedy, Hershey's Tomas Kundratek and St. John's Zach Redmond in the East and Hamilton's Brendan Gallagher, Toronto's Mike Kostka and Chicago's Brett Sterling in the West will be unavailable for the event.

A limited number of individual tickets remain available for the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com or the Dunkin' Donuts Center box office to purchase.

The 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League competing a two-day event to be televised nationally in the United States and Canada. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, nearly 93 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri,Zdeno Chara, Miikka Kiprusoff, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis,Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza and Eric Staal.

2013 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team

Goaltenders
 
Robin Lehner, Binghamton Senators
Curtis McElhinney, Springfield Falcons
Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins

Forwards

Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons
Beau Bennett, W-B/Scranton Penguins
Bobby Butler, Albany Devils
Emerson Etem, Norfolk Admirals
Tyler Johnson, Syracuse Crunch
Bracken Kearns, Worcester Sharks
Chad Kolarik, Connecticut Whale
Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Richard Panik, Syracuse Crunch
Jeff Taffe, Hershey Bears
Jamie Tardif, Providence Bruins
Tyler Toffoli, Manchester Monarchs
Trent Whitfield, Providence Bruins ("C")

Defensemen

Mark Barberio, Syracuse Crunch
Matt Donovan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Tim Erixon, Springfield Falcons
Eric Gryba, Binghamton Senators
Radko Gudas, Syracuse Crunch
Erik Gustafsson, Adirondack Phantoms
Derek Meech, St. John's IceCaps
David Rundblad, Portland Pirates

2013 AHL Western Conference All-Star Team

Goaltenders

Barry Brust, Abbotsford Heat
Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins
Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers

Forwards

Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters
Mark Arcobello, Oklahoma City Barons
Gabriel Dumont, Hamilton Bulldogs
Matt Fraser, Texas Stars
Matt Frattin, Toronto Marlies
Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies
Quintin Laing, Abbotsford Heat ("C")
Gustav Nyquist, Grand Rapids Griffins
Kevin Porter, Rochester Americans
Martin St. Pierre, Rockford IceHogs
Mike Sgarbossa, Lake Erie Monsters
Drew Shore, San Antonio Rampage
Jason Zucker, Houston Aeros

Defensemen

Victor Bartley, Milwaukee Admirals
Chad Billins, Grand Rapids Griffins
Adam Clendening, Rockford IceHogs
Mark Cundari, Peoria Rivermen
Brad Hunt, Chicago Wolves
Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers
Brayden McNabb, Rochester Americans
Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars