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Leafs' Auston Matthews selected for 2017 NHL All-Star Game

Hockey, Sports

Leafs' Auston Matthews selected for 2017 NHL All-Star Game

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Rob Williams Jan 10, 2017 10:16 am

Auston Matthews will be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ lone representative in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles later this month. The 19-year-old star rookie was the second youngest player selected for the game.

Matthews is the youngest Leafs All-Star since Wendel Clark in 1986.

Matthews leads the Leafs in points (35) and goals (21) through 39 games and was an obvious selection.

The first-year pro will play on the Atlantic Division team, as once again the NHL goes with a four-team 3-on-3 tournament format.

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Here are the rest of the All-Star selections:

Atlantic Division Central Division
Nikita Kucherov (TBL) Patrick Kane (CHI)
Brad Marchand (BOS) Patrik Laine (WPG)
Auston Matthews (TOR) Nathan MacKinnon (COL)
Frans Nielsen (DET) Tyler Seguin (DAL)
Kyle Okposo (BUF) Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
Vincent Trocheck (FLA) Jonathan Toews (CHI)
Victor Hedman (TBL) Duncan Keith (CHI)
Erik Karlsson (OTT) P.K. Subban (NSH)
Shea Weber (MTL) Ryan Suter (MIN)
Carey Price (MTL) Corey Crawford (CHI)
Tuukka Rask (BOS) Devan Dubnyk (MIN)
Metropolitan Division Pacific Division
Sidney Crosby (PIT) Jeff Carter (LAK)
Taylor Hall (NJD) Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
Evgeni Malkin (PIT) Bo Horvat (VAN)
Alex Ovechkin (WSH) Ryan Kesler (ANA)
Wayne Simmonds (PHI) Connor McDavid (EDM)
John Tavares (NYI) Joe Pavelski (SJS)
Justin Faulk (CAR) Brent Burns (SJS)
Seth Jones (CBJ) Drew Doughty (LAK)
Ryan McDonagh (NYR) Cam Fowler (ANA)
Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ) Martin Jones (SJS)
Braden Holtby (WSH) Mike Smith (ARI)

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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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