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Wolves Captain Max Lajoie Named AHL All-Star

The American Hockey League announced Wednesday that Chicago Wolves captain Max Lajoie has been selected to participate in the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic to be held Feb. 5-6 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec.

“I’m excited,” Lajoie said. “And I’m very, very happy and honored to represent the Wolves.”

Named the 14th captain in franchise history on Nov. 8, Lajoie has a goal and 11 assists in 29 games in his third season with the defending Calder Cup champion Wolves. The 25-year-old from Quebec City, Quebec, has also appeared in three games with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes during the 2022-23 campaign.

The 2023 AHL All-Star Classic will include the AHL All-Stars Skills Competition on Sunday, Feb. 5, followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 6 and the AHL All-Star Challenge later that evening.

The AHL All-Stars will be divided into four teams, representing each of the league’s four divisions, which will then compete in the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic, a round-robin, three-on-three tournament including six games of 10 minutes each. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will then face off in a six-minute, three-on-three championship game.

Joining Lajoie on the Central Division squad are Grand Rapids’ Brian Lashoff, Iowa’s Sammy Walker and Jesper Wallstedt, Manitoba’s Declan Chisholm, Milwaukee’s Yaroslav Askarov and Tommy Novak, Rockford’s David Gust, Lukas Reichel and Brett Seney and Texas’ Riley Barber and Thomas Harley.

Up next: The Wolves will return to action Saturday against the Griffins in Grand Rapids (6 p.m., AHLTV).

For information on Wolves ticket plans for the 2022-23 season — everything from single-game tickets to Flex Packs to group outings — visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.