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Lowell's Kobasew named AHL First Team All-Star

April 7, 2005 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Albany Devils News Release

Lowell, MA ...- Lowell Lock Monsters right wing Chuck Kobasew has been named to the 2005 American Hockey League First All-Star Team, the league announced on Thursday.

The 14th overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Kobasew, 22, is tied for second in the league with 37 goals to go with 34 assists for 71 points in 73 games, and leads the AHL with his plus-34 rating and 11 game-winning goals. Kobasew currently owns the Lock Monsters single season goal scoring mark, and stands second to teammate Eric Staal, for the single season point scoring mark. After reaching the Stanley Cup Final with the Calgary Flames in 2004, Chuck Kobasew has joined Staal and Colin Forbes in Lowell to form one of the top lines in the AHL this season.

Joining Kobasew on the First All-Star Team are Rochester goaltender Ryan Miller, Chicago defenseman Travis Roche, Grand Rapids defenseman Niklas Kronwall, Milwaukee left wing Simon Gamache, and Binghamton center Jason Spezza,

The Second All-Star Team consists of Chicago goaltender Kari Lehtonen, Milwaukee defenseman Dan Hamhuis, Binghamton defenseman Brian Pothier, Chicago right wing J.P. Vigier, Providence left wing Andy Hilbert and Manchester center Mike Cammalleri.

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