Rookie sensation and scoring leader Brock Boeser will be the lone representative of the Vancouver Canucks at this year’s NHL All Star Game.
The right winger’s selection came as no surprise as he leads all first year players in goals 22 and total scoring 40 points . But his nearest rival in that scoring race https://www.vancanucksfans.com/alex-biega-jersey-c-10.html, Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders 39 points was not an all star pick.
Boeser is one of 12 players making their first appearances in the league’s showcase, along with Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres and Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets, among others see list below .
The league leading Tampa Bay Lightning are most heavily represented, with forward Nikita Kucherov, defenceman Victor Hedman and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy named to the Atlantic Division team, joining centre Steven Stamkos Thomas Vanek Jersey, who was voted by fans as the Atlantic captain. Lightning coach John Cooper will coach that team.
The Lightning’s four players are the most for any team https://www.vancanucksfans.com…der-edler-jersey-c-8.html, while the L.A. Kings have three in the Pacific Division forward Anze Kopitar, defenceman Drew Doughty and goaltender Jonathan Quick .
Eight other teams had more than one player selected, including the surprise Western Conference leading Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal and goalie Marc Andre Fleury .
Among the usual suspects making repeat appearances are Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban, Patrick Kane and Eric Staal.
For the third year, the all star format in 2018 is a four division, three game tournament played three on three. The winner takes in 1 million.
The team captains as voted by fans are Stamkos Atlantic , https://www.vancanucksfans.com…del-zotto-jersey-c-9.html Ovechkin Metropolitan , Subban Central and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers Pacific .
The NHL All Star Game at Tampa’s Amalie Arena will be broadcast on CBC and Sportsnet in Canada on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 12 30 p.m. PT. The skills competition is a day earlier at 4 30 p.m. PT.