The 2014 AHL All-Star Classic took place on Wednesday night and it was the AHL all stars who took down Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League with a score of 7-2. Brandon Pirri and Ryan Strome led the way for the AHL all-stars with Pirri being named the game's MVP. Pirri finished with two goals and one assist on the night.
Pirri was selected in the second round (59th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The 22 year old from Toronto, Canada has had a couple of short stints in the NHL, but hasn't done enough to stay with the team.
Pirri has been in and out of the Blackhawks lineup mostly due to his lack of consistency on the defensive end. Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville indicated that he wanted Pirri to play on both ends of the ice. Pirri has also struggled to find his scoring touch with the Blackhawks and is without a point in each of his last 12 games with the club.
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