Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ennis an All-Star

Continuing the catch-up....

Portland rookie center Tyler Ennis has been selected to the Canadian All-Star Team for the AHL All-Star Classic that will be hosted by the Pirates on Tuesday, January 19th. The speedster is currently tied for the Pirates scoring lead with 28 points (11+17).

Among the members of the Canadian team are 17 first-time AHL All-Stars including Manchester’s Jonathan Bernier, Hamilton’s Cedrick Desjardins and Texas’s Brent Krahn, who are the AHL’s top three goaltenders in both goals-against average and save percentage. The Canadian squad also features six former NHL first-round draft picks including Logan Couture of the Worcester Sharks and Tyler Ennis of the host Portland Pirates, the top two rookie scorers in the league. Players on the Canadian roster with previous All-Star experience include Binghamton’s Martin St. Pierre and Hartford’s Corey Locke, who are tied for the event’s all-time scoring lead with eight career points each.