Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 1/17/13
HARTFORD, January 17, 2013:  The American Hockey League today named Connecticut Whale right-wing Chad Kolarik to the Eastern Conference squad for the upcoming 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, RI. After losing the entirety of last season to injury, Kolarik, a fifth-year pro out of the University of Michigan, leads the 2012-13 Whale in goals, with 15, and ranks second on the club in points with 30, and is a +2 in 37 games.  The 26-year-old Kolarik also leads the Whale team in shots on goal with 121. Kolarik, who was acquired by the New York Rangers organization November 11, 2010 from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Dane Byers, has logged 238 games of AHL action in his career, with the San Antonio Rampage, Syracuse Crunch, Springfield Falcons and the Whale, scoring 82 goals and adding 89 assists for 171 points, while serving 194 minutes in penalties.  The Abington, PA native has also suited up for six NHL career NHL games, four with the Rangers ...
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