ST. LOUIS – The National Hockey League announced today that Patrik Berglund has been named to play in the NHL’s YoungStars game which will be played on Saturday, Jan. 24th in Montreal. This season’s YoungStars game will feature a sophomore class against first year players in a non-stop, wide-open game of three-on-three.
Berglund, 20, is in his first NHL season with the Blues. He has played in 34 games this season and is tied for 2nd among NHL rookies in points (25) and tied for fourth in goals (12) and assists (13). Berglund currently leads the Blues and is tied for fourth among league rookies with a plus-12 rating.
The Vasteras, Sweden native was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 25th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Showcasing the best of the League's young talent, the 10-player sophomore and rookie teams will face off as part of the 2009 Honda/NHL SuperSkills (6 p.m., St. Louis time on VERSUS). This marks the sixth consecutive YoungStars Game at All-Star Weekend and the first under the sophomores vs. rookies format.
YoungStars players were selected by the NHL’s Hockey Operations Department and the NHL Players' Association in consultation with League General Managers.
The 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal will celebrate the Montreal Canadiens’ Centennial season with live national broadcasts of the Honda/NHL SuperSkills event on Saturday, Jan. 24, and the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25, on CBC and RDS in Canada and VERSUS in the United States. NASN, ASN, J Sports, Sky Mexico, Fox Sports Australia and other NHL international broadcast partners will provide live coverage of both the Honda/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 150 countries and territories in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Mexico and the Caribbean. NHL Radio will provide exclusive, national radio coverage which can be heard on stations around the United States and Canada as well as on Sirius XM Radio's NHL Home Ice, located at XM channel 204 and on SIRIUS channel 208 with the “Best of XM” programming package. NHL.com and NHL Network will provide extensive coverage of the All-Star Weekend.