The NHL’s Hockey Operations Department on Monday named 37 players to four All-Star teams across the league’s divisions.
The announced players will play alongside each division’s captains, who were named in an announcement on Dec. 21. David Pastrnak (Atlantic), Nathan MacKinnon (Central) and Connor McDavid (Pacific) were selected as captains by an online fan vote and will lead their teams in the 2020 NHL All-Star skills competition on Jan. 24 and three-on-three tournament Jan. 25. Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin was originally named the Metroplolitan division team’s captain, but he announced on Dec. 27 that he will not participate in All-Star festivities in favor of resting his body and preparing for the regular season’s stretch run.
12 players total — including Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington — will participate in All-Star weekend for the first time in their careers this January. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (ninth All-Star selection) is the most senior player currently named to one of the four teams.
In addition to these players, the NHL will conduct its All-Star Last Men In fan vote to allow fans to select the final players on each All-Star roster. The league picked one player from each team in the league and will add the highest vote-getters by division to each All-Star roster. Voting for the Last Men In starts on Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET and lasts until Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Let’s take a look at the league’s four All-Star teams for each division.
|David Pastrnak||Boston Bruins|
|Tuukka Rask||Boston Bruins|
|Jack Eichel||Buffalo Sabres|
|Tyler Bertuzzi||Detroit Red Wings|
|Jonathan Huberdeau||Florida Panthers|
|Shea Weber||Montreal Canadiens|
|Anthony Duclair||Ottawa Senators|
|Victor Hedman||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Frederik Andersen||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Auston Matthews||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Dougie Hamilton||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Seth Jones||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Joonas Korpisalo||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Kyle Palmieri||New Jersey Devils|
|Mathew Barzal||New York Islanders|
|Artemi Panarin||New York Rangers|
|Travis Konecny||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Jake Guentzel||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|John Carlson||Washington Capitals|
|Braden Holtby||Washington Capitals|
|Patrick Kane||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Nathan MacKinnon||Colorado Avalanche|
|Tyler Seguin||Dallas Stars|
|Eric Staal||Minnesota Wild|
|Roman Josi||Nashville Predators|
|Ryan O’Reilly||St. Louis Blues|
|Jordan Binnington||St. Louis Blues|
|Alex Pietrangelo||St. Louis Blues|
|Connor Hellebuyck||Winnipeg Jets|
|Mark Scheifele||Winnipeg Jets|
|Jakob Silfverberg||Anaheim Ducks|
|Darcy Kuemper||Arizona Coyotes|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Calgary Flames|
|Mark Giordano||Calgary Flames|
|Connor McDavid||Edmonton Oilers|
|Leon Draisaitl||Edmonton Oilers|
|Anze Kopitar||Los Angeles Kings|
|Logan Couture||San Jose Sharks|
|Elias Pettersson||Vancouver Canucks|
|Marc-Andre Fleury||Vegas Golden Knights|
The NHL will hold its annual All-Star weekend on Jan. 24-25 at the St. Louis Blues’ Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.