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Abbotsford Heat forward Quintin Laing to captain West team at AHL all-star game

Thursday, 01.17.2013 / 6:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Abbotsford Heat forward Quintin Laing to captain West team at AHL all-star game

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Abbotsford Heat forward Quintin Laing will serve as captain for the Western Conference team at this month's AHL All-Star Classic.

Laing's teammate, goaltender Barry Brust, was also named to the West roster Thursday. Joining them were forward Ryan Hamilton and defenceman Mike Kostka of the Toronto Marlies and Hamilton Bulldogs forward Brendan Gallagher.

Defenceman Zach Redmond of the St. John's IceCaps was named to the East team, which will be captained by Providence Bruins forward Trent Whitfield.

The AHL all-star skills competition will be held at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on Jan. 27. The all-star game will be played Jan. 28.

Each team will have 24 players: 13 forwards, eight defencemen and three goaltenders. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches.

Luke Richardson of the Binghamton Senators and Jon Cooper of the Syracuse Crunch will coach the Eastern team. Toronto's Dallas Eakins and Jeff Daniels of the Charlotte Checkers will guide the Western side.

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When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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