The AHL announced today that Alex Tuch will play in the 2017 AHL All Star Game. Tuch replaces fellow Iowa Wild player Teemu Pulkkinen, who will be unavailable for the event.
Tuch is currently tied for 4th on the Wild with 18 points. He has 8 goals and 10 assists in 23 games. Tuch has scored 2 shootout goals for Iowa, the most on the team. His 8 goals are second on the Wild, following Pulkkinen (12).
Tuch is currently the only former Eagle set to play in the AHL All Star Game, but he is one of many former NCAA players. 18 of the 48 players set to participate in this year’s AHL All Star event are former collegiate players.
The AHL All Star Game will be held on Monday, January 30 at 7 PM. It will be played as a 3 v 3 round robin tournament. The skills competition will occur on Sunday, January 29th. The January 30th event is set to be broadcast in Boston on NESN.