Blackwood, Quenneville Selected to AHL All-Star ClassicPosted: Updated:
Binghamton, N.Y. - The Binghamton Devils are just about halfway through their season, with four months left and only four weeks away from the AHL ALL-Star Classic.
The American Hockey League announced today that forward John Quenneville and goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood were selected to the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held January 27-28 in Springfield, MA. Both players are with the big club in New Jersey, so they may be replaced by another Binghamton Devil. With the numbers Blackwood is putting up, it's more than unlikely he'd be sent back down to Binghamton, however, Quennevile could always be sent down and end up playing in the game.
Quenneville, 22, has nine goals and 10 assists in 19 games with the Binghamton Devils this season. Quenneville was selected as an AHL All-Star during his first professional season in 2016-17. Quenneville has one goal and three assists in 29 National Hockey League games, all with New Jersey.
Blackwood, 22, is having a breakout season in the Devils’ organization. In 15 games with Binghamton, Blackwood has six wins, a 2.69 goals-against average, and a 0.911 save percentage.
“It’s a great tribute to Mackenzie and John, as well as the Devils organization,” said first-year head coach, Mark Dennehy. “Both players played well while they were in Binghamton , which is why they are currently in the NHL.”