Rookie Scored 11 Points in Nine Games in Elmira
The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, proudly celebrating our 10th season in the ECHL, announced today that forward Vaclav Karabacek has been named an Alternate for the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY.
Karabacek, 20, is currently on recall with the AHL's Rochester Americans after he played just nine games with the Jackals from late November through the middle of December. In those nine games, the Praha, Czech Republic native had 11 points (5g, 6a), leading the Jackals to a 4-3-2-0 record.
The rookie was named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4 after producing six points in three games.
Karabacek is the lone Jackals player named to the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic. The full All-Star Classic roster can be found on ECHL.com.
More than 60 players from the ECHL All-Star Game have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 48 since 2002 when the lineups began having players who coaches felt were prospects to move up to a higher level.
The 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY will feature the host Adirondack Thunder taking on the ECHL All-Stars in a non-traditional format featuring 5-on-5, 4-on-4, and 3-on-3 play, as well as a Skills Competition (Puck Relay, Hardest Shot, Fastest Skater) to highlight the talents of both teams.
The game will air LIVE exclusively on NHL Network on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET from the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.
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