WEST VALLEY CITY Utah Grizzlies forwards Trevor Smith and Micheal Haley have been selected to represent the team at the ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition Jan. 22 and 23 in Stockton, Calif.
Assigned to Utah by the Islanders and Grizzlies AHL affiliate in Bridgeport on Oct. 31, Smith, 22, is the Grizzlies' leading scorer with 11 goals, 14 assists and a plus-12 in 22 games. He has recorded two 4-point games. The British Columbia native is second among ECHL rookies with 108 shots on goal and tied an all-time Utah record with 13 shots Dec. 4 versus Phoenix.
Haley, 21, has been with the Grizzlies' and New York Islanders' AHL affiliate in Bridgeport for the past two weeks. With Utah, Haley had 10 goals, five assists, 94 penalty minutes and a plus-seven in 22 games. The 5-foot-10 forward recorded his first professional hat trick Nov. 2 at Las Vegas.
The Utah Grizzlies open a seven-game road trip Friday, Dec. 28, in Alaska. Utah returns to the E-Center Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12, to host the Idaho Steelheads.