Bulldogs rookie makes AHL all-star team

bulldogsHamilton Bulldogs’ rookie forward Brendan Gallagher has been selected to the American Hockey League’s Western Conference AHL All-Star team. The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic will be played in Providence, Rhode Island on Jan. 27-28.

Gallagher, 20, is currently on recall with the Montreal Canadiens as they prepare for the shortened National Hockey League schedule which begins this weekend.

The native of Delta, B.C., ranks second on the Bulldogs in points with 20 (10 goals, 10 assists) and is second in goals and assists while leading the team in power-play goals with four and shots on goal with 117.

The 5’9”, 182-pound forward has recorded five, two-point games this season including scoring a career-high two goals on Nov. 16 against the Toronto Marlies.

Beginning Friday and until Jan. 24, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the starting lineups for the 2013 AHL All-Star Game by visiting facebook.com/theahl and completing the official CCM AHL All-Star Fan Ballot. Voters will also be entered to win prizes of a team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star stick (two) and team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star commemorative programs (10).