Allen, Texas – The ECHL announced today that Americans forward and Co-Captain Chad Costello has been named a starter to the 2017 ECHL All Star Classic.
Chad Costello leads the league with 56 points (18 goals & 38 assists). He is coming off an MVP season last year, as well as his second Kelly Cup in two seasons. Costello was also named the Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP in 2016.
“It’s a great honor to be named a starter and be able to represent the Allen Americans and our great fans,” said Costello. I look forward to game and festivities.
Costello is the only Americans player to be named to the squad. The game will be held in the home rink of the Adirondack Thunder, the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 PM CST. The game will be broadcast live on NHL Network.
Below the complete list of this year’s starters and reserves.
ECHL All-Star Starters
G – Jamie Phillips, Tulsa Oilers (26 gp, 18-7-1, 2.52 GAA, .919 save pct.)
D – Justin Agosta, Manchester Monarchs (26 gp, 6g, 15a, 21 pts.)
D – Jacob MacDonald, Toledo Walleye (30 gp, 7g, 19a, 26 pts.)
F – Chad Costello, Allen Americans (35 gp, 18g, 38a, 56 pts.)
F – Peter Sivak, Alaska Aces (30 gp, 24g, 21a, 45 pts.)
F – Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne Komets (29 gp, 19g, 26a, 45 pts.)
ECHL All-Star Reserves
G – C.J. Motte, Quad City
F – Justin Buzzeo, Atlanta; Matt Garbowsky, Colorado; John McCarron, Florida; Alex Wideman, Indy; Tony Cameranesi, Orlando, Justin Crandall, Reading; Steven McParland, South Carolina; Erik Bradford, Utah; Alexis Loiseau, Wichita
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 29th season in 2016-17. There have been 611 players who have started their career in the ECHL who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 12 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2016-17 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2016-17, marking the 20th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.