The primary 32 gamers named to the 2023 NHL All-Star Sport had been revealed on ESPN throughout Thursday evening’s recreation between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets.
The NHL All-Star Sport and All-Star Abilities Contest will probably be held February 3-4 at FLA Reside Area, dwelling of the Florida Panthers, in Dawn, Florida. The All-Star Sport will as soon as once more function a 3v3 event between 11 groups representing the 4 divisions of the league.
Listed here are the primary 32 gamers chosen by the NHL’s Division of Hockey Operations:
Andrei SvechnikovRW, Carolina Hurricanes
Johnny GoudreauLW, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jack HughesC, New Jersey Devils
Brooke NelsonC, New York Islanders
Igor ShesterkinG, New York Rangers
Kevin HayesC, Philadelphia Flyers
Sidney CrosbyC, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex OvechkinLW, Washington Capitals
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Linus UllmarkG, Boston Bruins
Thompson crownC, Buffalo Sabers
Dylan LarkinC, Detroit Purple Wings
Matthew TkachukLW, Florida Panthers
Nick SuzukiC, Montreal Canadiens
Brady TkachukLW, Ottawa Senators
Nikita KucherovRW, Tampa Bay Lightning
Mitch MarnerRW, Toronto Maple Leafs
Clayton KeelerRW, Arizona Coyotes
Seth JonesD, Chicago Blackhawks
Cal MakarD, Colorado Avalanche
Jason RobertsonLW, Dallas Stars
Kirill KaprizovLW, Minnesota Wild
Juuse SarosG, Nashville Predators
Vladimir Tarasenko*, RW, St. Louis Blues
Josh MorrisseyD, Winnipeg Jets
(*Tarasenko is on injured reserve because of a hand damage and is anticipated to get replaced because the Blues consultant.)
Troy TerryRW, Anaheim Geese
Nazim QadriC, Calgary Flames
Connor McDavidC, Edmonton Oilers
Kevin FialaLW Los Angeles Kings
Eric CarlsonD, San Jose Sharks
Matty BennersC, Seattle Kraken
Elias PetersonC, Vancouver Canucks
Logan ThompsonGee, Vegas Golden Knights
The NHL modified its All-Star choice format this weekend. In earlier seasons, the followers voted for 4 captains and the NHL chosen the remainder of the gamers. For this season’s All-Star Sport, followers will vote on the ultimate 12 gamers.
The NHL Hockey Operations Division chosen preliminary rosters of eight gamers for every division, which included at the least one goaltender. The three remaining gamers for every division staff — two skaters and a goaltender — will probably be chosen as a part of an All-Star fan vote that started at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday and can run by way of January 17.
Followers will vote on the NHL web site and on Twitter. From January 12 by way of January 14, followers can vote on Twitter utilizing the hashtag #NHLAllStarVote, adopted by the participant’s full identify or the participant’s Twitter deal with. These votes will probably be mixed with the official web site votes to elect the final three gamers for every staff.
Followers might solely vote for “eligible and lively NHL gamers”. Eligible gamers have to be on the NHL staff’s lively roster as of December 1, 2022. Gamers who weren’t on the lively roster because of damage or particular circumstances could also be added to the poll as soon as they’re added to a staff’s lively roster.
The NHL has additionally taken measures to make sure that there isn’t a different controversy just like the one involving John Scott in 2016, when the veteran winger was voted in by the followers and performed within the All-Star Sport regardless of being demoted to the AHL by Montreal. two canadians.
The league mentioned that “If a participant is assigned/loaned to the AHL or different minor league staff between December 1 and 5 PM on February 1, the participant won’t be eligible for All-Star balloting.” This doesn’t embrace minor league cuts to adapt duties.
If a participant voted by the followers is eradicated for any motive, the subsequent participant/goalie with essentially the most votes in that part is called to the All-Star Workforce.