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2019 AHL All-Star Game: Blackhawks’ Collin Delia named to Central Division team

The goaltender led the AHL in save percentage prior to his promotion to the NHL.

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Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia was named to the 2019 AHL All-Star Game on Thursday. Rockford IceHogs defenseman Andrew Campbell was named the Western Conference captain for the Jan. 28 3-on-3 tournament at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The AHL’s four divisions — Atlantic, North, Central and Pacific — will each field a team for the tournament. Rosters for the four All-Star teams will be comprised of 10 skaters and two goaltenders, and each of the 30 AHL teams will be represented by at least one All-Star player.

The round-robin tournament features six games of 10 minutes, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.

Delia started the season with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL, compling a 7-5-4 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in 17 AHL appearances. The netminder limited opponents to two or fewer goals in 11 of his 19 games, and made 30-plus saves in 11 of his 19 contest as well.

The 24-year-old was recalled by the Blackhawks on Dec. 17, and at the time of his promotion, he ranked among the top five of AHL goaltenders in save percentage (first), saves (second, 540) and GAA (third).

Delia is also 4-1-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .933 save percentage in five career NHL games with the Blackhawks entering Thursday. He’s the expected starter for Chicago against the Islanders Thursday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.