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January 21, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Hershey Bears, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that defenseman Connor Carrick has been added to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino.  The announcement was made by Bears president/general manager Doug Yingst.

Carrick, 20, has dressed in all but one game for the Bears during the current season.  He leads all Bears defensemen and ranks tied for third among all of his teammates in scoring with 23 points (four goals, 19 assists) in 38 contests, and is coming off of a two-game weekend in which he contributed three power-play assists.
The 5-10, 195-pound native of Orland Park, Illinois leads all AHL defensemen in power-play assists (13), a number which is also tied for second-most among all players.  His 15 power-play points are tied for the lead among all blueliners, and rank tied for fifth overall.
Carrick has appeared in a total of 51 games in Hershey, and has totaled 27 points (four goals, 23 assists) and 87 penalty minutes.  He spent the majority of the 2013-14 season with the Washington Capitals, and posted six points (one goal, five assists) in 34 games.  He scored his first NHL goal in his second career NHL game, against the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center on October 3, 2013.
Prior to turning pro, Carrick played 68 games with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers and led all Plymouth defensemen in goals (12).  He finished second among his team’s blue line corps with 32 assists and 44 points, all while serving as alternate captain.
Carrick also spent two years with the United States National Team Development Program, recording 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 57 career games.  He was originally selected by Washington in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
A very limited number of tickets remain available for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino.  They can be purchased in person at the Utica Memorial Auditorium box office (10-4 ET), by phone at 800-693-8000 or online at  Tickets for the two-day event are priced as low as $69 and include admission to both the All-Star Skills Competition at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 and the All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26. 

In addition, complimentary tickets for the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony are available by visiting the Turning Stone Resort Casino box office (10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET) or by phone at 877-833-7469.  The AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, to be held in The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort Casino at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, will feature the induction of former Hershey Bears goaltender Frederic Cassivi, James C. Hendy, Bronco Horvath and Art Stratton as the AHL Hall of Fame Class of 2015 and will also celebrate honorary All-Star Classic captains Bill Guerin and Eric Weinrich. 
The Bears visit the Lehigh Valley Phantoms tonight, with faceoff set for 7:05 PM from PPL Center.  The game will be televised locally on ABC-27.2, Comcast 246, Verizon Fios 461, Blue Ridge 152 and Kuhn 67.  The game will also be broadcast on the Bears Radio Network of affiliates WQIC-FM 100.1, WTKT-AM 1460 and via the iHeart Radio app (1460 AM).
The club returns home to host the Binghamton Senators on Saturday, January 24 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets for this and all remaining home games are on sale at the GIANT Center box office, by calling (717) 508-BEAR or online at

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