The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky has been added to the Atlantic Division’s roster for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.
In addition, the AHL announced that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton forward Jake Guentzel will be unavailable for the event.
Warsofsky has recorded eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points in 27 games played, as well as a league-leading plus-27 rating. He is currently tied for fifth among AHL defensemen in scoring. Furthermore, Warsofsky was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 8, 2017 as a result of earning seven points (2G-5A) – including an overtime game-winner – over the course of a four-game stretch.
This will be the Marshfield, Mass. native’s first AHL All-Star Classic, and marks the third-straight year that a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defenseman will take part in AHL All-Star festivities.
The 2017 All-Star rosters now feature 39 first-time participants, 12 AHL rookies and 12 former first- and second-round NHL draft choices. In addition, 28 of this year’s All-Stars have been recalled to the National Hockey League already this season.
Starting at just $26 each, a limited number of single-event tickets are still available for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross. To purchase event tickets, please visit phantomshockey.com, call 610-347-TIXX or visit the PPL Center box office.
The 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross will be preceded by a Phan Fest on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a Tailgate Party beginning at 6 p.m. Both events will take place at the PPL Center and tickets for both the Phan Fest ($5) and Tailgate Party ($10) are also available at phantomshockey.com.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25, against the Syracuse Crunch at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Puck drop between the Penguins and Crunch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Individual game tickets for tomorrow’s game and all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.