Springfield Falcons forward Dustin Jeffrey got some good news Thursday, as he was named the Falcons representative to the AHL All-Star Game. Jeffrey has had an outstanding season thus far in what has otherwise been an underwhelming year from a team standard, tied for the team lead in points with 10 goals and 14 assists.
He's also spent time in Arizona, notching a goal and an assist in seven games.
Each team is required to have a representative for the All-Star Challenge, and Jeffrey seemed to be the most reasonable pick. An argument can be made that the likes of Alex Grant (who's 6-18-24 line is tied for third most points for a blueliner this season) and Greg Carey (11-9-20) could have also been considered.
This will be Jeffrey's second All-Star appearance, having been voted as a representative for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during his second season in 2009-10. He participated in the Rapid Fire contest during the skills night, scoring on two of five attempts, while also participating on the winning side of the Breakaway Relay challenge. In the game itself, he added a goal at 14:41 in the third period to cut the Canadian All-Stars deficit to 9-8 en route to a 10-9 loss.
This year's All-Star game will be played in Syracuse at the War Memorial Arena. The skills contest will take place on Sunday night, January 31st, while the game itself will be played the next night on February 1st.