Texas Stars Rookie Defenseman Attending 2013 AHL All-Star Classic
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that rookie defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been selected to the starting lineup of the Western Conference for the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic as voted by AHL fans.
Oleksiak, 20, has 23 points (3 goals, 20 assists) in 42 AHL games for Texas this season. The Toronto, Ontario native currently leads the Stars and ranks third amongst AHL rookies in assists, he ranks second on the team in plus-minus (+11) and he is tied for 10th amongst all AHL defensemen in points. Oleksiak (6-7, 255 lbs.) was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round (14th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He will represent the Texas Stars, along with left wing Matt Fraster, at the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic this Sunday and Monday in Providence, Rhode Island.
Starting lineups were determined by AHL fans via the official AHL All-Star Classic Fan Balloting presented by CCM.
G Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins
D Matt Donovan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
D Tim Erixon, Springfield Falcons
F Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons
F Bobby Butler, Albany Devils
F Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
G Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers
D Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers
D Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars
F Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters
F Mark Arcobello, Oklahoma City Barons
F Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies
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. Visit theahl.com for a list of networks and air times. 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.
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 Texas Stars are home on Saturday, January 26th to square off with the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. Saturday is Francis Wathier Mini Bobble Head Giveaway Night, presented by Cedar Park Jewelry. Pro-rated full and partial 2012-13 season seat packages are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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