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National Hockey League announces 2018 All-Star rosters

National Hockey League announces 2018 All-Star rosters

This will be Stamkos' fifth NHL All-Star appearance.

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane was named as his team's lone All-Star on Wednesday.

Staal, who is in his 15th NHL season, will represent the Minnesota Wild at the NHL All-Star game in Tampa Bay. Overall, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native ranks 14th in points, 20th in goals and assists, second in game-winning goals (6) and ninth in even-strength points (31) and plus/minus. Pietrangelo is also one of just seven defensemen averaging more than three-and-a-half minutes of power-play time and two minutes of shorthanded time per game. Sign up now for the free Sharks Report newsletter.

Couture was also a candidate to be selected for the game as he leads the Sharks with 16 goals.

Vezina Trophy front-runner Vasilevskiy will make be appearing in his first career All-Star game.

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Edmonton's Connor McDavid was voted as the captain of the Pacific Division team earlier this month. Coach Jon Cooper will coach the Atlantic team.

Complete rosters for each division's team can be found here.

Sticking with the format used past year, the All-Star Game will played in a 3-on-3 style tournament with four different teams.

With his dynamic playing style and lengthy beard, Burns has established himself as one of the most recognizable players in the National Hockey League.

This marks Green's second All-Star selection, as he previously served as an alternate captain for Team Staal during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.


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