WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Ethan Prow has been named to the Atlantic Division All-Star Team for the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield.
Prow will represent Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the two-day All-Star festivities on Sunday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 28 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 2019 AHL All-Star Classic will be the 25th event since it was reintroduced to the league in 1995. Full rosters for the All-Star Classic were determined by a vote of AHL coaches, and all 31 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star. Click here to view the league's full release and rosters.
Prow is second on the Penguins with 10 goals, and he has also earned 22 points this season. He was able to double his goal output from his previous two seasons combined by notching his 10 goals in 30 games. Prow's 10 tallies also put him in a tie for the second-most goals among all AHL defensemen. Furthermore, Prow is the first Penguins defenseman to have reached double digits in goal scoring at the end of December since Ross Lupaschuck (2002-03).
Prow, 26, is one of 48 players selected to AHL All-Star rosters.
Prow has consistently improved over the course of his three seasons as a pro, all of which have been spent with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He amassed 16 points (1G-15A) in his rookie year, then followed that up with four goals and 13 assists for 17 points with the Penguins in 2017-18. He has 15 goals and 41 assists for 56 points in 139 career AHL games.
The native of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota was signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins as an undrafted free agent in March of 2016. Prior to signing with Pittsburgh, Prow recorded collegiate career highs in goals (8), assists (30), and points (38) while serving his second season as captain of St. Cloud State University. His 38 points were the most of all NCAA blueliners that year, and he wrapped up his collegiate career with St. Cloud State's program record for assists by a defenseman (80). Prow helped lead the Huskies to a NCHC Championship in 2016, and he was later named the NCHC's Player of the Year as well as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's next home game is on Friday, Jan. 4 against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Grand Rapids' only visit to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza this season also serves as an Eyewitness News Fan Friday with lower bowl tickets available for just $14 and select draught beers on sale for $2 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Puck drop between the Penguins and Griffins is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by contacting the Penguins' offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the 20th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL's brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV, which include live and archived games, begin at just $79.99 for the entire 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.