SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Government Officer David Andrews introduced immediately that Los Angeles Kings alumni and former AHL All-Stars Robb Stauber and Derek Armstrong have been chosen to function the honorary captains for the 2020 AHL All-Star Basic offered by Ontario Worldwide Airport, to be held January 26-27 in Ontario, Calif.Every year, the All-Star Basic honorary captains be a part of the taking part groups within the locker room and on the benches in the course of the occasion, and are acknowledged for his or her careers on the annual AHL Corridor of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony.A Hobey Baker Award winner on the College of Minnesota, Robb Stauber was drafted by Los Angeles in 1986 and spent two seasons with the AHL’s New Haven Nighthawks earlier than serving to the Kings attain the Stanley Cup Ultimate in 1993. With Rochester in 1995, Stauber turned the third goaltender in AHL historical past to attain a objective, and he was later a two-time AHL All-Star with Portland in 1997 and with Hartford in 1998. After retiring, Stauber received NCAA titles as a goaltending coach with the lads’s staff at Minnesota (2002, 2003) and the ladies’s staff on the U. of Minnesota-Duluth (2008), and has additionally been concerned in numerous roles with USA Hockey, together with successful gold medals as head coach of the U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Crew on the 2017 IIHF Girls’s World Championship and the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.Derek Armstrong averaged higher than a degree per sport over components of seven seasons within the AHL, totaling 136 objectives and 238 assists in 364 contests with Worcester, Hartford, Manchester and Peoria. Armstrong was a two-time AHL All-Star (1999, 2000), a league scoring champion and regular-season MVP (2000-01), and earned the Jack Butterfield Trophy as probably the most helpful participant of the 2000 Calder Cup Playoffs when he helped Hartford to the championship. Armstrong additionally collected 221 factors in 477 NHL video games over a 17-year professional profession which included six seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, for whom he at present serves as director of hockey programming and curriculum.Tickets for the 2020 AHL All-Star Basic 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 Basic offered by Ontario Worldwide Airport will function the highest younger expertise within the American Hockey League: since 1995, greater than 95 % of All-Star Basic individuals 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.Okay. 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 % of immediately’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.