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Yarmouth's Ryan Graves to play in 2016 AHL All-Star Classic

Yarmouth's Ryan Graves on the ice with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack. Graves is a draft prospect for the NHL New York Rangers.
Yarmouth's Ryan Graves on the ice with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack. Graves is a draft prospect for the NHL New York Rangers.

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth’s Ryan Graves continues to add to his hockey résumé. The defenceman who plays with the New York Rangers AHL affiliate team the Hartford Wolf Pack has been named to the Atlantic Division team of the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic.

Graves is a top scorer from the blue line with the Wolf Pack. In 34 games he had scored three goals and added eight assists, giving him 11 points at the time of the all-star team announcement.

According to the Hartford Wolf Pack website, the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic will take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Syracuse, New York.  The skills competition will take place on Jan. 31 with all-stars from the Eastern Conference battling all-stars from the Western Conference in seven skills events.

The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Challenge will take place Feb. 1. Instead of a traditional 60-minute game, the AHL’s All-Stars will be divided into four teams, one representing each of the league’s divisions – Atlantic, North, Central, Pacific. The teams will play a round-robin tournament featuring six games of nine minutes each; the first half of each game will be played at 4-on-4, and the second half at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin tournament will face off for the championship, a six-minute game played at 3-on-3.

Graves was named to the Wolf Pack 2015-16 roster after making it through several rounds of cuts at the New York Rangers’ NHL training camp last fall.

Graves was drafted as a prospect by the Rangers in 2013 and agreed on contract terms with the NHL franchise in 2014.

While playing major junior in the QMJHL, Graves played in the Memorial Cup two straight years. In his second showing at the Memorial Cup he earned all-star honours with the Quebec Remparts after posting two goals and three assists. In the playoffs leading into the Memorial Cup he had the second most QMJHL playoff goals among Quebec defencemen with five, in addition to six assists. He had also been the second-leading scoring defenceman for Quebec during the regular season with 15 goals and 24 assists in 50 games, which also tied him for third among QMJHL defencemen in goals.

 

 

 

Graves is a top scorer from the blue line with the Wolf Pack. In 34 games he had scored three goals and added eight assists, giving him 11 points at the time of the all-star team announcement.

According to the Hartford Wolf Pack website, the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic will take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Syracuse, New York.  The skills competition will take place on Jan. 31 with all-stars from the Eastern Conference battling all-stars from the Western Conference in seven skills events.

The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Challenge will take place Feb. 1. Instead of a traditional 60-minute game, the AHL’s All-Stars will be divided into four teams, one representing each of the league’s divisions – Atlantic, North, Central, Pacific. The teams will play a round-robin tournament featuring six games of nine minutes each; the first half of each game will be played at 4-on-4, and the second half at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin tournament will face off for the championship, a six-minute game played at 3-on-3.

Graves was named to the Wolf Pack 2015-16 roster after making it through several rounds of cuts at the New York Rangers’ NHL training camp last fall.

Graves was drafted as a prospect by the Rangers in 2013 and agreed on contract terms with the NHL franchise in 2014.

While playing major junior in the QMJHL, Graves played in the Memorial Cup two straight years. In his second showing at the Memorial Cup he earned all-star honours with the Quebec Remparts after posting two goals and three assists. In the playoffs leading into the Memorial Cup he had the second most QMJHL playoff goals among Quebec defencemen with five, in addition to six assists. He had also been the second-leading scoring defenceman for Quebec during the regular season with 15 goals and 24 assists in 50 games, which also tied him for third among QMJHL defencemen in goals.

 

 

 

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