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Griffins’ Chris Terry named to fourth straight AHL All-Star Classic

The American Hockey League announced on Friday that the Grand Rapids Griffins’ leading scorer, Chris Terry, was selected to play for the Central Division All-Star Team at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held Jan. 26-27 in Ontario, California.

Each of the AHL’s four divisions will be represented by 12 players. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all 31 AHL teams are represented by at least one all-star.

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Terry joins Matthew Ford on the all-star team after the Griffins’ captain was named a playing captain on Dec. 18.

Terry, in his 11th season as a professional and second in Grand Rapids, has earned his fourth straight AHL All-Star bid and fifth overall (2012). He becomes the sixth Griffin ever to be named an all-star in back-to-back years (Matt Lorito 2017-18, Xavier Ouellet 2015-16, Gustav Nyquist 2012-13, Niklas Kronwall 2004-05, Michel Picard 1997-98 in the IHL) and only the third Grand Rapids forward to earn consecutive AHL selections, joining Lorito and Nyquist.

Appearing in 32 games this season, the 30-year-old paces the Griffins in points (30), goals (13), assists (17), power-play goals (8) and multipoint games (10), while ranking among the AHL’s leaders in points (T11th) and power-play goals (third). Terry led Grand Rapids with 61 points (29-32—61) in 69 games last season and is bidding to become the fifth Griffin to lead the club in scoring in back-to-back campaigns.