Montour to play in AHL All-Star Classic


SAN DIEGO – Six Nations’ Brandon Montour is still in transition to the NHL, but has been selected to the AHL All-Star Classic.

The American Hockey League (AHL) has named defenseman Brandon Montour to the 2017 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, taking place Jan. 29 and 30 at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Montour will make his second career All-Star appearance following his All-Star debut last season in Syracuse, N.Y.

Montour, 22 (4/11/94), has collected 7-14=21 points with 24 penalty minutes (PIM) in 25 appearances with San Diego this season. The Six Nations native was recalled by the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 28 and made his NHL debut on Dec. 29 at Calgary. Montour has made three appearances with Anaheim this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) and a +1 rating.

At the time of his recall, Montour led the AHL in shots (113) while co-leading San Diego in scoring (7-14=21) and ranking tied for fourth in goals (7) and tied for sixth in scoring (21) among AHL defensemen. During the 2015-16 season, Montour led all AHL defensemen in assists (45), ranked second in scoring (57) and was named to the AHL First All-Star Team.

Selected by Anaheim in the second round (55th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Montour has earned 20-68=88 points and a +10 rating in 107 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-present) and Norfolk (2014-15). Montour has also recorded five assists (0-5=5) and a +3 rating in nine Calder Cup Playoff appearances with San Diego.

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