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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 Metropolitan 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.
13 players — 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 conducted its All-Star Last Men In fan vote to allow fans to select the final players on each All-Star roster. Mitch Marner, T.J. Oshie, David Perron and Quinn Hughes managed to squeeze through thanks to the fans.
On Jan. 3, the NHL announced Bruce Cassidy (Boston), Todd Reirden (Washington), Craig Berube (St. Louis) and Gerard Gallant (Vegas) will coach the four teams. All-Star Weekend coaches are selected from the team with the highest points percentage (points earned divided by total possible points) in each division through Jan. 2, the halfway point of the regular season.
Let's take a look at the league's four All-Star teams for each division.
Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy will coach the Atlantic.
|David Pastrnak||Boston Bruins|
|Andrei Vasilevskiy||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|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|
|Mitch Marner||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Vasilevskiy was selected to replace Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask on Jan. 13.
Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden will coach the Metropolitan team.
|Jaccob Slavin||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Seth Jones||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Tristan Jarry||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Nico Hischier||New Jersey Devils|
|Mathew Barzal||New York Islanders|
|Artemi Panarin||New York Rangers|
|Travis Konecny||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Kris Letang||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|John Carlson||Washington Capitals|
|Braden Holtby||Washington Capitals|
|T.J. Oshie||Washington Capitals|
Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin was originally named the Metropolitan division team's captain, but he will not participate in this year's festivities. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and defenseman Kris Letang were added to the roster as replacements for injured All-Stars Joonas Korpisalo (Columbus) and Jake Guentzel.
St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube will coach the Central team.
|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|
|David Perron||St. Louis Blues|
|Jordan Binnington||St. Louis Blues|
|Connor Hellebuyck||Winnipeg Jets|
|Mark Scheifele||Winnipeg Jets|
Gerard Gallant will coach the Pacific team.
|Dave Rittich||Calgary Flames|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Calgary Flames|
|Mark Giordano||Calgary Flames|
|Connor McDavid||Edmonton Oilers|
|Leon Draisaitl||Edmonton Oilers|
|Anze Kopitar||Los Angeles Kings|
|Tomas Hertl||San Jose Sharks|
|Elias Pettersson||Vancouver Canucks|
|Jacob Markstrom||Vancouver Canucks|
|Quinn Hughes||Vancouver Canucks|
|Max Pacioretty||Vegas Golden Knights|
Jacob Markstrom replaced Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on the roster after Fleury pulled out of the game for undisclosed reasons.
The NHL will hold its annual All-Star weekend on Jan. 24-25 at the St. Louis Blues' Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.