NHL announces rosters for the 2019 All-Star Game

Jan 3 2019, 12:25 am

The teams have officially been set.

The NHL has announced the names of 40 players who have been selected to play in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game. They’ll play alongside Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon, and Connor McDavid, who were voted in by fans as divisional captains.

The mid-season showcase will take place on January 25 and 26, with San Jose as the host city.

All 31 NHL teams are represented, with 10 players making their first-ever appearance.

Here are the rosters, with the number of All-Star appearances in parenthesis:

Atlantic Division

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Forwards

  • Jack Eichel, BUF (2nd)
  • Nikita Kucherov, TBL (3rd)
  • Auston Matthews, TOR (3rd)
  • David Pastrnak, BOS (1st)
  • Steven Stamkos, TBL (6th)
  • John Tavares, TOR (6th)

Defencemen

  • Thomas Chabot, OTT (1st)
  • Keith Yandle, FLA (3rd)

Goaltenders

  • Jimmy Howard, DET (2nd)
  • Carey Price, MTL (7th)

Metropolitan Division

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  • Sebastian Aho, CAR (1st)
  • Cam Atkinson, CBJ (2nd)
  • Mathew Barzal, NYI (1st)
  • Sidney Crosby, PIT (4th)
  • Claude Giroux, PHI (6th)
  • Taylor Hall, NJD (3rd)

Defencemen

  • John Carlson, WSH (1st)
  • Seth Jones, CBJ (2nd)

Goaltenders

  • Braden Holtby, WSH (4th)
  • Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (5th)

Although Washington Capitals Forward Alex Ovechkin was fan-voted as the captain of the Metropolitan Division, he has announced that he will not be participating in order to prepare for the second half of the season.

Central Division

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Forwards

  • Patrick Kane, CHI (8th)
  • Nathan MacKinnon, COL (3rd)
  • Ryan O’Reilly, STL (2nd)
  • Mikko Rantanen, COL (1st)
  • Mark Scheifele, WPG (1st)
  • Blake Wheeler, WPG (2nd)

Defencemen

  • Miro Heiskanen, DAL (1st)
  • Roman Josi, NSH (2nd)

Goaltenders

  • Devan Dubnyk, MIN (3rd)
  • Pekka Rinne, NSH (3rd)

Pacific Division

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Forwards

  • Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (5th)
  • Clayton Keller, ARI (1st)
  • Connor McDavid, EDM (3rd)
  • Joe Pavelski, SJS (3rd)
  • Elias Pettersson, VAN (1st)

Defencemen

  • Brent Burns, SJS (6th)
  • Drew Doughty, LAK (5th)
  • Erik Karlsson, SJS (6th)

Goaltenders

  • Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (4th)
  • John Gibson, ANA (2nd)

According to the NHL, one last spot in each division will be filled through a fan vote.

Coaches will be selected based on who has the highest points percentage in their respective divisions at the halfway point of the season.

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