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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Tyler Ennis (Heather Harvey)
The American Hockey League announced this afternoon that Tyler Ennis of the Portland Pirates has been selected to play for the Canadian AHL All-Star Team in the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic being held January 18th and 19th at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Ennis, a 20 year-old from Edmonton, Alberta, is tied for the Pirates lead in scoring with 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points in 34 games. His 28 points are the second-most among rookies in the AHL and his 11 goals are tied for the most among freshmen players.

Among the members of the Canadian team are 17 first-time AHL All-Stars including Ennis, Manchester’s Jonathan Bernier, Hamilton’s Cedrick Desjardins and Texas’s Brent Krahn, who are the AHL’s top three goaltenders in both goals-against average and save percentage. The Canadian squad also features six former NHL first-round draft picks including Ennis and Logan Couture of the Worcester Sharks, the top two rookie scorers in the league. Players on the Canadian roster with previous All-Star experience include Binghamton’s Martin St. Pierre and Hartford’s Corey Locke, who are tied for the event’s all-time scoring lead with eight career points each.

The PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team roster will be announced Wednesday.

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