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All-Star Classic by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at the 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic:

295Players (since 1995) who have competed in the American Hockey League All-Star Classic
91.9Percent of AHL All-Stars who have also competed in the National Hockey League
744American Hockey League graduates who have appeared in the NHL during the 2003-04 season
308Players who have skated in both the NHL and the AHL during the 2003-04 season
118Former American Hockey League All-Stars who have played in the NHL during the 2003-04 season
77Former Calder Cup champions who have played in the NHL this season
102AHL graduates who have made their NHL debuts this season
22Current NHL head coaches who coached or played in the AHL
16Current NHL head coaches who were head coaches in the AHL
4Current NHL head coaches who won a Calder Cup championship as an AHL head coach (Hartley, Laviolette, Tortorella, Trotz)
211Former first- and second-round draft picks who have played in the AHL this season


Of the 43 players participating in the 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic:
36Are playing in their first AHL All-Star Game (17 CAN, 19 PUSA)
29Have been recalled to the NHL this season (14 CAN, 15 PUSA)
21Are age 23 or younger (11 CAN, 10 PUSA)
10Are AHL rookies (6 CAN, 4 PUSA)
4Were first-round draft picks (1 CAN, 3 PUSA)
11Were second-round draft picks (5 CAN, 6 PUSA)