Radim Vrbata will be the lone representative from the Vancouver Canucks to play in the NHL All-Star game in Columbus later this month.
Vrbata will be playing in the first all-star game of his career, which is remarkable considering he scored 35 goals in 2011-12. Since joining the team as a free agent this summer, Vrbata has proven to be a good fit on the Canucks first line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin. He has also been a fixture on an improved Canucks power play this season.
The Canucks’ winger currently leads the team in goal scoring with 16 and is on pace to tie his career high.
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Vrbata will join former Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo in the game, while Daniel and Henrik Sedin were left off the team.