Canucks rookie Quinn Hughes added to NHL All-Star Game

Jan 11 2020, 4:22 pm

He had to wait for it, but Quinn Hughes will indeed be heading to the NHL All-Star Game later this month.

The Vancouver Canucks rookie defenceman was not initially chosen for the Pacific Division Team, but was announced as one of four winners of the “Last Men In” fan vote today. Other players getting the late All-Star nod are Mitch Marner (Toronto Maple Leafs), T.J. Oshie (Washington Capitals), and David Perron (St. Louis Blues).

More than 18 million votes were cast by fans on NHL.com over a 10-day period (Jan. 1-10), with one representative from each of the league’s 31 teams listed. Fans were permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot.

Hughes is a deserving pick, as he ranks 11th in scoring among NHL defencemen, collecting 31 points in 44 games so far this season.

The 20-year-old will be one of three Canucks in the All-Star Game this season, joining Elias Pettersson and Jacob Markstrom. The last time Vancouver sent three players to the All-Star Game was eight years ago, when Alex Edler joined Henrik and Daniel Sedin in the annual event.

Taking place in St. Louis this year, the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend begins on Friday, January 24 at 6 pm PT with the Skills Competition, followed by the three-on-three tournament on Saturday, January 25 at 5 pm PT.

Here are the updated All-Star rosters:

Pacific Division 

  • G Darcy Kuemper, ARI
  • F Matthew Tkachuk, CGY
  • D Mark Giordano, CGY
  • F Connor McDavid, EDM
  • F Leon Draisaitl, EDM
  • F Anze Kopitar, LAK
  • F Max Pacioretty, VGK
  • F Tomas Hertl, SJS
  • D Quinn Hughes, VAN
  • F Elias Pettersson, VAN
  • G Jacob Markstrom, VAN

Central Division 

  • F Patrick Kane, CHI
  • F Nathan MacKinnon, COL
  • F Tyler Seguin, DAL
  • F Eric Staal, MIN
  • D Roman Josi, NSH
  • F Ryan O’Reilly, STL
  • G Jordan Binnington, STL
  • F David Perron, STL
  • D Alex Pietrangelo, STL
  • G Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
  • F Mark Scheifele, WPG

Atlantic Division

  • F David Pastrnak, BOS
  • G Tuukka Rask, BOS
  • F Jack Eichel, BUF
  • F Tyler Bertuzzi, DET
  • F Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA
  • D Shea Weber, MTL
  • F Anthony Duclair, OTT
  • D Victor Hedman, TBL
  • G Frederik Andersen, TOR
  • F Mitch Marner, TOR
  • F Auston Matthews, TOR

Metropolitan Division

  • D Dougie Hamilton, CAR
  • D Seth Jones, CBJ
  • F Kyle Palmieri, NJD
  • F Mathew Barzal, NYI
  • F Artemi Panarin, NYR
  • F Travis Konecny, PHI
  • G Tristan Jarry, PIT
  • D Kris Letang, PIT
  • D John Carlson, WSH
  • G Braden Holtby, WSH
  • F T.J. Oshie, WSH

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