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Four Blue Jackets on NHL All-Star fan ballot

Top vote-getters by division will be named All-Star team captains

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / http://www.bluejackets.com/

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, defenseman Seth Jones and forwards Nick Foligno and Brandon Saad will be on the ballot when the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ opens on Thursday, December 1 at 2 p.m. ET. at NHL.com/vote and via the Blue Jackets App. 

Fan voting will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.

Bobrovsky, 28, has posted a 12-5-2 record with a 2.09 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and three shutouts in 19 games this season. He ranks second-T in the NHL in wins and shutouts and ranks sixth-T in save percentage among netminders that have played in 10 or more contests. He was selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game in 2015 at Nationwide Arena, but did not play due to injury.

Video: WSH@CBJ: Bobrovsky gloves Beagle's breakaway chance

Foligno, 29, has posted eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with 22 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 21 games this season. He leads the club in goals (tied), power play goals (four, tied) and multi-point contests (six) and is third in assists (tied) and points. He tallied 1-1-2 and served as team captain in his NHL All-Star Game debut at Nationwide Arena in January 2015.

Video: DAL@CBJ: Foligno rips a goal over Niemi's glove

Jones, 22, has collected 3-4-7 with two penalty minutes and an "even" plus/minus rating in 15 games this season. He is second among Jackets' defensemen in goals, assists (tied) and points. Jones is a first-time All-Star nominee. 

Video: DAL@CBJ: Jones' game-winning wrister in OT

Saad, 24, has registered 6-11-17 with four penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 21 contests, including 3-6-9 in the last 11 outings. He ranks second-T on the club in plus/minus, third-T in assists and fourth in points. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native made his NHL All-Star Game debut last season at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, recording an assist for the Metropolitan Division.

Video: CBJ@ANA: Saad doubles the lead with a terrific finish

For the second straight year, the All-Stars will take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format with four teams representing each NHL division. Fans will cast votes online for one player from each Division, without regard to position and any eligible player can be voted for using the ballot's search function. Voting concludes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 2, with the top vote-getters by division named All-Stars and captains. The ballot page at NHL.com/vote will include a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, which will be updated every Tuesday.

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