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Morgan Ellis is headed to the AHL All-Star-Game

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St. John's IceCaps defensman Morgan Ellis was added to the North Division roster.

St. John's IceCaps / Colin Peddle

Morgan Ellis' breakthrough season with the IceCaps has hit another high note. With efensman, Mark Barberio, staying with the Montreal Canadiens, the AHL needed to name a replacement for the upcoming All-Star Game, which takes place in Syracuse, this weekend. Step forward, Morgan Ellis.

Ellis, who spent most of last season with the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers, was finally given an opportunity to play big minutes by head coach Stefan Lefebvre, and he's taken full advantage. The 23-year-old has already set a career high with 10 goals thus far, with 34 games still remaining this season. In fact, Ellis has doubled his highest point total in an AHL season. He currently sits 12th among AHL defensemen in points.

Even though he lost his partner (Barberio) on the IceCaps top pairing, Ellis has still managed to contribute offensively, and has been relied upon heavily in his own end,by Lefebvre.

Ellis will join IceCaps rookie forward, Michael McCarron at the event.

Stats:

42 GP   10G   13A   23PTS   39PIM   +12