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Canucks to be well-represented at All-Star Game

Thursday, 01.12.2012 / 3:06 PM

By Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Canucks to be well-represented at All-Star Game
ST. LOUIS -- The NHL announced the remaining roster for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, slated for Jan. 29 in Ottawa.

The Blues' lone representative is goalie Brian Elliott, who will start tonight against the Canucks. Elliott is 15-5-0 and is second in the League in goals-against average (1.62) and save percentage (.940).

The Canucks will be represented by Daniel and Henrik Sedin as well as defenseman Alexander Edler. Forward Cody Hodgson was one of 12 rookies selected.

"I'm having fun," said Hodgson, who has 10 goals and 25 points in 44 games. "I'm enjoying playing hockey. It's a good bunch of guys that make you feel like part of the team. Hopefully, it continues."

For Edler, it's his first time being selected.

"It's obviously a big honor. It's fun for us," said Edler, who has 30 points in 44 games. "You always watch the guys that go there, so obviously, it's a dream."

The Sedins hope to get the chance to play together this year. At last year's game, they were on opposite teams thanks to the All-Star Player Fantasy Draft.

"It's a great privilege and a lot of good players there," Daniel Sedin said. "You go there and have fun for two days ... it's a good experience."

Canucks coach Alain Vigneault is pleased that his team is represented well.

"For all those guys, from Hank to Danny to Eddy (Edler), to Cody for the younger players, it's always a great experience and they'll make the best of it," Vigneault said. "They're going to represent us real well."
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

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