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Butler and Locke Named to 2011 Eastern Conference AHL All-Star Roster

January 11, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Binghamton Senators News Release

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Binghamton Senators, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that forwards Bobby Butler and Corey Locke have been named to the Eastern Conference AHL All-Star team for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to take place Jan. 30-31 at the Giant Center in Hershey, P.A.

Butler has recorded 18 goals and 9 assists in 37 games with the B-Sens this season. The 23 year-old was named the Reebok/AHL Rookie of the Month for November, when he scored nine goals - including four game-winners - and added six assists for 15 points in 14 games.

Locke currently leads all B-Sens in points with 51 (13 goals and 38 assists) in 37 games played and ranks first overall among his AHL peers in points. The native of Toronto signed as a free agent with Ottawa on July 7. In 503 career AHL games, the now five-time AHL All-Star has amassed 154 goals and 290 assists for 444 points.

The 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross in Hershey will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League, competing in the AHL All-Star Skills Competition and the AHL All-Star Game, a two-day event to be televised nationally in the United States and Canada. Of the 528 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since 1995, more than 93 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Dan Boyle, Daniel Briere, Dustin Byfuglien, Brian Campbell, Zdeno Chara, Eric Fehr, Miikka Kiprusoff, Kari Lehtonen, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal and Tomas Vokoun.

Tickets for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross - which include admission to both the 2011 AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, and the 2011 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 31 - are nearly sold out. Contact the Giant Center box office at 717-534-3911 for information.

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