SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Government Officer David Andrews introduced right now that Hershey Bears ahead Matt Moulson and Grand Rapids Griffins ahead Matthew Ford have been chosen because the enjoying captains for the 2020 AHL All-Star Traditional offered by Ontario Worldwide Airport, to be held January 26-27 in Ontario, Calif.Captains for the American Hockey League All-Star groups are chosen by the league president every year in recognition of their excellent management and repair.Enjoying in his 14th skilled season in 2019-20, Matt Moulson first joined the Los Angeles Kings group in 2006 after 4 seasons at Cornell College and later spent two years with the Ontario Reign (2017-19) earlier than signing with Hershey final summer season. A local of North York, Ont., Moulson has recorded eight objectives and eight assists in 28 video games with the Bears this season and has skated in 983 professional contests, together with 333 within the American Hockey League and 650 within the NHL with Los Angeles, the New York Islanders, Buffalo and Minnesota. A 3-time 30-goal scorer on the NHL degree, Moulson will likely be making the primary All-Star look of his professional profession.Southern California native Matthew Ford is in his fourth season with Grand Rapids and his 12th within the AHL in 2019-20. The Griffins’ workforce captain has tallied 4 objectives and 10 assists in 23 video games this season and has compiled 200 objectives and 217 assists for 417 factors in 687 profession AHL contests with Grand Rapids, Bakersfield, Oklahoma Metropolis, Springfield, Adirondack, Hershey, Lake Erie and Hartford. Ford, a Calder Cup champion with the Griffins in 2017 and an NCAA champion on the College of Wisconsin in 2006, will likely be making his first journey to the AHL All-Star Traditional.Tickets for the 2020 AHL All-Star Traditional offered by Ontario Worldwide Airport, which embody admission to each the AHL All-Star Abilities Competitors on Sunday, Jan. 26, and the AHL All-Star Problem on Monday, Jan. 27, can be found now by visiting ontarioreign.com/allstar.The 2020 AHL All-Star Traditional offered by Ontario Worldwide Airport will characteristic the highest younger expertise within the American Hockey League: since 1995, greater than 95 p.c of All-Star Traditional members have gone on to compete within the Nationwide Hockey League, together with Cam Atkinson, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Binnington, Ben Bishop, John Carlson, Zdeno Chara, Logan Couture, Connor Hellebuyck, Braden Holtby, Tyler Johnson, Andreas Johnsson, Martin Jones, Jonathan Marchessault, Brandon Montour, William Nylander, Kyle Palmieri, Zach Parise, Mikko Rantanen, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Dylan Strome, P.Ok. Subban and Mats Zuccarello.In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League serves as the highest improvement league for the gamers, coaches, managers, executives, broadcasters and workers of all 31 Nationwide Hockey League groups. Almost 90 p.c of right now’s NHL gamers are American Hockey League graduates, and greater than 100 honored members of the Hockey Corridor of Fame hung out within the AHL of their careers. In 2018-19, over 7 million followers attended AHL regular-season and playoff video games throughout North America.