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Mark Cundari Named to AHL All-Star Team
Published: January 17th 2013 @ 4:46 PM



The American Hockey League announced today that defenseman Mark Cundari has been named to the Western Conference All-Star roster for the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to take place Jan. 27-28 in Providence, R.I.

Cundari, 22, leads all Rivermen defenseman in points (16) and assists (14) and is second among plus/minus (+2). In 32 games, the Woodbridge, ON native has already surpassed his point total from last season (15 in 48 games).

In 149 professional games, all with Peoria, Cundari has posted 15 goals and 46 assists for 61 points to go along with 214 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Rivermen, Cundari played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for Windsor where he was part of back-to-back Memorial Cup Championship teams.

The league announced the full rosters for both the Western and Eastern Conference as well.  Each team comprises 24 players: 13 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all 30 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star.

The 2013 squads feature 33 first-time AHL All-Stars, 12 rookies and 12 former first- and second-round draft choices, including standouts Jason Zucker of the Houston Aeros, Tyler Toffoli of the Manchester Monarchs, Beau Bennett of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Tim Erixon of the Springfield Falcons, David Rundblad of the Portland Pirates and Nino Niederreiter of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Luke Richardson of the Binghamton Senators and Jon Cooper of the Syracuse Crunch will coach the Eastern Conference All-Star team; Dallas Eakins of the Toronto Marlies and Jeff Daniels of the Charlotte Checkers will guide the Western Conference club.

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).

Tickets for the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now by calling the Providence Bruins at (401) 273-5000 or visiting www.providencebruins.com. All-Star 2-Packs are $55 and $75 and include admission to both the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28. All-Star 4-Packs are $75 and $100 and include admission to the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, as well as the Post-Skills Party (January 27, 9:30 p.m.) at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the 2013 AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony (January 28, 11 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, more than 92 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri, Zdeno Chara, Miikka Kiprusoff, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza and Eric Staal.


2013 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team




Robin Lehner, Binghamton Senators

Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons


Curtis McElhinney, Springfield Falcons

Beau Bennett, W-B/Scranton Penguins


Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins

Alexandre Bolduc, Portland Pirates



Chris Bourque, Providence Bruins



Bobby Butler, Albany Devils


Mark Barberio, Syracuse Crunch

Peter Holland, Norfolk Admirals


Andre Benoit, Binghamton Senators

Tyler Johnson, Syracuse Crunch


Matt Donovan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Tim Kennedy, Worcester Sharks


Tim Erixon, Springfield Falcons

Chad Kolarik, Connecticut Whale


Erik Gustafsson, Adirondack Phantoms

Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers


Tomas Kundratek, Hershey Bears

Richard Panik, Syracuse Crunch


Zach Redmond, St. John's IceCaps

Tyler Toffoli, Manchester Monarchs


David Rundblad, Portland Pirates

Trent Whitfield, Providence Bruins ("C")




2013 AHL Western Conference All-Star Team



Barry Brust, Abbotsford Heat

Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters

Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins

Mark Arcobello, Oklahoma City Barons

Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers

Matt Fraser, Texas Stars


Brendan Gallagher, Hamilton Bulldogs


Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies

Victor Bartley, Milwaukee Admirals

Quintin Laing, Abbotsford Heat ("C")

Chad Billins, Grand Rapids Griffins

Gustav Nyquist, Grand Rapids Griffins

Adam Clendening, Rockford IceHogs

Kevin Porter, Rochester Americans

Mark Cundari, Peoria Rivermen

Martin St. Pierre, Rockford IceHogs

Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers

Mike Sgarbossa, Lake Erie Monsters

Mike Kostka, Toronto Marlies

Drew Shore, San Antonio Rampage

Brayden McNabb, Rochester Americans

Brett Sterling, Chicago Wolves

Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars

Jason Zucker, Houston Aeros