Arcobello named starter for 2013 AHL All Star Classic
Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City Barons forward Mark Arcobello was named a starter for the Western Conference at the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts American Hockey League All Star Classic, the league's front office announced today. Starting lineups were determined by AHL fans via the official AHL All-Star Classic Fan Balloting presented by CCM.
Arcobello, a 5-9, 165-pounder from Milford, Conn. has appeared in 40 games with the Barons this season, scoring 33 points (11-22-33). He is one of seven players that have played in each of the three seasons the Barons have played in the AHL. In 139 games with Oklahoma City over those three seasons, he has 98 points (39-59-98). As a pro, he has played in 171 games between Oklahoma City and the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL and scored 119 points (46-73-119).
Arcobello is no stranger to All Star Games. As a member of the Stockton Thunder, he recorded a hat trick and was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 ECHL All Star Game in Bakersfield, Calif.
The 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All Star Classic is Monday, January 28 in Providence, Rhode Island at 6 p.m. (ct). The game will be aired on NESN and other local cable networks across the country, including FoxSports Southwest.
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.
The Barons skate in three road games next week, beginning in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Friday, Oklahoma City makes its final appearance in Milwaukee at 7 p.m. The weekend concludes with the team's first game against the Rockford IceHogs at 7 p.m. All three games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.
A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Packages ranging from 7-game and 11-game packs to Full Season Seats are available. Call the Barons' front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.
NOTE: Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Matt Donovan was named a starter for the Eastern Conference All Star team. Last season, the 22-year-old Donovan became the first player born, raised and trained in Oklahoma to appear in a National Hockey League game when he played three games with the New York Islanders. This season, he has appeared in 40 games and scored 20 points (6-14-20) with the Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the Islanders.
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