Rochester Amerks forward C.J. Smith and golie Linus Ullmark have been named to the North Division roster for the AHL All-Star Classic to be held Jan. 28-29 in Utica.
Smith, a college free agent signed last March out of Mass-Lowell, is tied for second in scoring among AHL rookies with 30 points. He leads the Amerks in scoring, assists (20) and multi-point outings (7).
Ullmark will play in the game for the second straight year after earning Top Goaltender honors last year following a 15-save performance. He has a 15-5-3 record ranks third and fifth, respectively, among AHL goalies with a .926 save percentage and 2.33 goals-against average.
A sixth-round pick in 2012, Ullmark is 8-11-2/.2.64/.913 in 21 career NHL games
The two-day event begins Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. with the skills competition. The round-robin 3-on-3 tournament, run much like the NHL has done the last two years, is Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Former Sabres named to the game include Lehigh Valley defenseman T.J. Brennan, Milwaukee goalie Anders Lindback. Ontario goalie Cal Petersen, an AHL rookie who signed with Los Angeles as a free agent after not signing with the Sabres after leaving Notre Dame, was also named.
The Sabres' representative to the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 28 in Tampa, likely Jack Eichel or Evander Kane, is expected to be named on Wednesday.