Magnus Hellberg Selected To 2015 AHL All Star Classic


Magnus Hellberg is heading to Utica, New York at the end of the month to represent the Milwaukee Admirals in the 2015 AHL All Star Classic. (Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

The 2015 AHL All Star Classic rosters have just been revealed. The Milwaukee Admirals will have goaltender Magnus Hellberg representing the team in Utica later this month. It is the Swede’s first ever selection to the All Star team.

Full AHL All Star Classic Roster via AHL:

~2015 Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars~

G Anton Forsberg, Springfield Falcons
G Connor Hellebuyck, St. John’s IceCaps
G Jeff Zatkoff, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

D Austin Madaisky, Springfield Falcons
D Brandon Manning, Lehigh Valley Phantoms
D Colin Miller, Manchester Monarchs
D Nikita Nesterov, Syracuse Crunch
D Derrick Pouliot, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
D Ryan Pulock, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
D Matt Taormina, Worcester Sharks
D Chris Wideman, Binghamton Senators

F Alexandre Bolduc, Portland Pirates
F Chris Bourque, Hartford Wolf Pack
F Tim Kennedy, Hershey Bears
F Alexander Khokhlachev, Providence Bruins
F Tom Kostopoulos (“C”), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
F Vladislav Namestnikov, Syracuse Crunch
F Brian O’Neill, Manchester Monarchs
F David Pastrnak, Providence Bruins
F Nick Shore, Manchester Monarchs
F Chris Wagner, Norfolk Admirals
F Jordan Weal, Manchester Monarchs
F Joe Whitney, Albany Devils

Coach: Mike Stothers, Manchester Monarchs
Coach: Roy Sommer, Worcester Sharks

~2015 Western Conference AHL All-Stars~

G Magnus Hellberg, Milwaukee Admirals
G Jacob Markstrom, Utica Comets
G Joni Ortio, Adirondack Flames

D T.J. Brennan, Rockford IceHogs
D Matt Dumba, Iowa Wild
D Stefan Elliott, Lake Erie Monsters
D Maxime Fortunus (“C”), Texas Stars
D Brad Hunt, Oklahoma City Barons
D Ryan Murphy, Charlotte Checkers
D Xavier Ouellet, Grand Rapids Griffins
D Bobby Sanguinetti, Utica Comets

F Connor Brown, Toronto Marlies
F Bobby Butler, San Antonio Rampage
F Charles Hudon, Hamilton Bulldogs
F Anton Lander, Oklahoma City Barons
F Travis Morin, Texas Stars
F Joakim Nordstrom, Rockford IceHogs
F Cal O’Reilly, Utica Comets
F Emile Poirier, Adirondack Flames
F Teemu Pulkkinen, Grand Rapids Griffins
F Ty Rattie, Chicago Wolves
F Drew Shore, San Antonio Rampage
F Phil Varone, Rochester Americans

Hellberg’s selection comes on the back of what has been a fantastic rebound season for him. He has a record of 7-4-2-2 in net this season with a 1.89 goals against average, 0.928 save percentage, and a shutout. His goals against average is second in the AHL to Eastern Conference All Star representative Jeff Zatkoff‘s 1.69 GAA.

There were always going to be some All Star snubs. It seems as if one All Star candidate from the Admirals who you can cast as a snub would be Brendan Leipsic who is fourth among rookie scorers in the AHL this season with 25 points (4 goals, 21 assists) in 33 games.

What are your thoughts on this year’s AHL All Star selections? Who were the biggest snubs? How happy are you to see Magnus Hellberg represent the Milwaukee Admirals for the event?

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One Response to Magnus Hellberg Selected To 2015 AHL All Star Classic

  1. Though I did not check the individual seasons of all of the players selected, I think Hellberg is as good a choice as any from Milwaukee. It’s great to see his resurgence. As far as the forwards or defense, there are a few worthy canindates that were not selected, Brendan Leipsic being the most prominant. Hopefully, coach Evason and the players can use the lack of more selections as motivation in the season’s second half.

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