WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Will O’Neill has been named to the Atlantic Division roster for the upcoming 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, set for this Sunday and Monday in Syracuse, N.Y.
O’Neill replaces Penguins teammate Dominik Simon, who will be unavailable for the event. O’Neill will be making his first-career All-Star appearance.
The fourth-year pro has five goals and 19 assists for 24 points in 41 games this season, the most of any Penguins blue liner. Furthermore, O’Neill is riding a hot streak into the All-Star break with nine points in his last 10 games.
The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic in Syracuse will be televised live to an international audience on Sunday, Jan. 31 (8 p.m. ET) and Monday, Feb. 1 (7 p.m. ET) and will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League: Of the 679 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since 1995, more than 94 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Ben Bishop, Troy Brouwer, Ryan Callahan, Zdeno Chara, Logan Couture, Jiri Hudler, Tyler Johnson, Chris Kunitz, Ryan Miller, Gustav Nyquist, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Cory Schneider, Patrick Sharp, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal, P.K. Subban and Mats Zuccarello.
The Penguins’ next home game is tonight, Saturday, Jan. 30, against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Single seats and standing room only tickets for the game are still available. Individual tickets for the game can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, or by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton season ticket packages, including 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.