Miller, Manning named to All-Star roster

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Connecticut Whale forward J.T. Miller and Adirondack Phantoms defenseman Brandon Manning have been added to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to take place Sunday and Monday, Jan. 27 and 28, in Providence, R.I.

Miller, 19, becomes the youngest participant in this year’s All-Star Classic. A first-round draft pick by the New York Rangers (15th overall) in 2011, Miller won a gold medal with the United States at the 2013 World Junior Championships earlier this month.

Manning, 22, is in his second professional season after signing with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010. Manning made his National Hockey League debut with the Flyers last season, skating in four games.

A limited number of individual tickets remain available for 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. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit or the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office to purchase.

The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League competing a two-day event to be televised nationally in the United States and Canada. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, nearly 93 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.