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AHL Names Morgan Ellis to All-Star Team

IceCaps defenceman Ellis named to AHL All-Star Team
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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (January 26, 2015) The American Hockey League announced today several roster changes for the upcoming 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, including the addition of St. John’s IceCaps defenceman Morgan Ellis.

Ellis, second among AHL rearguards with 10 goals, will replace fellow IceCaps blueliner Mark Barberio who is currently on recall to the Montreal Canadiens. A native of Ellerslie, PEI, Ellis also leads the IceCaps with a plus-minus of +12.

The All-Star game is slated for this Sunday and Monday in Syracuse, N.Y.

Other additions to the AHL All-Star rosters are: Portland Pirates defenseman Cameron Gaunce and Providence Bruins forward Alexander Khokhlachev (Atlantic Division); Manitoba Moose goaltender Eric Comrie, Rockford IceHogs forward Jake Dowell and Lake Erie Monsters forward T.J. Tynan (Central Division); and Ontario Reign forward Sean Backman and San Jose Barracuda forward Ryan Carpenter (Pacific Division).

In addition, the AHL announced that Bridgeport forward Joe Whitney, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defenseman Derrick Pouliot, Manitoba goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, Lake Erie forward Kerby Rychel, Milwaukee forward Vladislav Kamenev, Ontario forward Michael Mersch and Texas forward Travis Morin will all be unavailable for the event.

By Amy

Amy is the Lead Correspondent at The AHL Report, covering the Laval Rocket and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL, as well as prospects in the CHL and NCAA. She joined Rocket Sports in 2009, marrying her passion for hockey with her journalism background as an Emmy-nominated television reporter/producer. She works full time as a voice actor for commercials, audiobooks, and animation.

When she's not working, Amy enjoys reading, cooking, baking, gardening and going for walks with her husband, playing video games, and listening to music.