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Dustin Jeffrey Named Starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star Game

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
WILKES-BARRE, PA – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Dustin Jeffrey has been named a starter for the Canadian squad at the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic, being held on January 18-19 in Portland, Maine.  All-Star starters were selected through fan balloting online at

Jeffrey, 21, is in his second full season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and currently ranks tied for second in the AHL with 35 points (10+25) in 31 games.  The native of Sarnia, Ontario is just two points shy of his total from the entire 2008-09 season.

A sixth round pick (171st overall) of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2007 NHL draft, Jeffrey has recorded 72 points (21+51) in 94 regular season AHL games.  He made his NHL debut last season with Pittsburgh, posting three points (1+2) in 14 games.

Jeffrey is the 20th different Penguins player to be selected to an AHL All-Star Game, and the fifth different player to be named a starter:

2000    John Slaney
2001    Toby Petersen (S), John Slaney (S), Billy Tibbetts *, Andrew Ference, Greg Crozier
2002    Tom Kostopoulos, Shane Endicott*
2003    Ross Lupaschuk, Tomas Surovy, Milan Kraft*
2004    Matt Murley
2005    Michel Ouellet (S)
2006    Noah Welch, Dany Sabourin, Tomas Surovy*, Michel Ouellet*
2007    Jonathan Filewich, Noah Welch*
2008    Alex Goligoski, Jeff Taffe*
2009    Ben Lovejoy, Jeff Taffe, Chris Minard (S)
2010    Dustin Jeffrey (S)

* = did not play due to injury/call up
S = Starter
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