Eichel lone Sabres' representative at NHL All-Star game

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A year after being passed over despite leading the Wild with 35 points when the teams were announced, Staal was picked as Minnesota's lone representative for the 11-player Central Division roster that will compete in the All-Star Game on January 28 in Tampa, Fla. Hedman and Kucherov will be making their second appearances. Green leads the Red Wings in average time on ice (22:39) and also places among team leaders with 20 assists (3rd), 13 power-play points (T2nd), 84 shots on goal (6th), 48 hits (5th) and 44 blocked shots (3rd).

The Lightning are the only team in the National Hockey League with four All-Stars this season and the only Atlantic Division team with multiple All-Star selections. He previously served as an alternate captain for Team Staal during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. His 27 wins are three more than his closest competitor, and he's put up a League-best six shutouts, two more than any other goalie.

Stamkos will make his 5th All-Star appearance, returning to the marquee event after playing just 17 games in the 2016-17 season.

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For the first time in his three-year career, Jack Eichel is an All-Star.

Also selected to the Pacific Division team, coached by Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights, were Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, James Neal and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Golden Knights, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau, Vancouver's Brock Boeser, Anaheim's Rickard Rakell and Anaheim's Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Price is the only member of the Canadiens who will play in the All-Star Game at Amalie Arena. The all-star skills competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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