Kyle Palmieri has been selected to represent the Eastern Conference Team in the AHL All-Star Classic. This is his second selection in his two seasons with the Syracuse Crunch. This year’s event is scheduled for Jan. 29-30 in Atlantic City.
Palmieri was recently sent down to the Crunch, which is just in time to qualify for the AHL All-Star Game.
He will be joining some of the leagues top NHL prospects including Cam Atkinson of the Springfield Falcons, Andy Miele of the Portland Pirates, Cade Fairchild of the Peoria Rivermen and Gustav Nyquist of the Grand Rapids Griffins.
In 85 games in the AHL, Palmieri has 50 goals, 32 assists and a +13 rating. He is trying to lead the Crunch to a playoff birth, which they are currently 3 points out of the 8th seed.
Of the 562 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since 1995, more than 93 percent have competed in the National Hockey League.
We should expect to see Palmieri in the pros within a couple seasons. Playing at the AHL All-Star Game can only help his career.
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