2011-12 Top Prospects card set unveiled

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association today unveiled the 2011-12 AHL Top Prospects trading card set, featuring 50 of the outstanding young players in the AHL.

The set, manufactured by Choice SportsCards of Aston, Pa., features action photos and career statistics of rising stars from all 30 AHL teams. The cards are available for purchase online at ahlstore.com and in select AHL arenas. Included in the set are:

Leland Irving
Brayden Schenn
Eric Gelinas
Mark Borowiecki
Robin Lehner
Casey Cizikas
Calvin de Haan
Drayson Bowman
Kevin Connauton
Eddie Lack
Carl Hagelin
Tim Erixon
Gustav Nyquist
Landon Ferraro
Louis Leblanc
Frederic St. Denis
Dmitry Orlov
Cody Eakin
Matt Hackett
Tyson Barrie
Stefan Elliott
Andrei Loktionov
Jake Muzzin
Ryan Ellis
Jeremy Smith
Carter Ashton
Mark Barberio
Linus Omark
Colten Teubert
Phil McRae
Cade Fairchild
Andy Miele
Matt Bartkowski
Andrew Bodnarchuk
Zack Kassian
Brayden McNabb
Brandon Pirri
Ben Smith
Colby Robak
Jacob Markstrom
Cam Atkinson
Paul Postma
Carl Klingberg
Kyle Palmieri
Peter Holland
Tomas Vincour
Nazem Kadri
Joe Colborne
Eric Tangradi
Tommy Wingels

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s NHL players are graduates of the American Hockey League, and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games across North America every season.