Craig Berube will coach the Central Division team at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis from Jan. 24-25.
Berube joins Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant (Pacific Division), Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden (Metropolitan Division) and Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy (Atlantic Division), who also were named All-Star coaches for having the highest points percentage in their divisions through the halfway point of the season.
"It means a lot (to be coaching in the All-Star Game)," Berube told stlouisblues.com. "But we've got a good team, that's why I'm coaching. Our team has been fantastic this year, we're in first place and that's why I've been named head coach. There have been a lot of great coaches to coach the All-Star Game. This is my first, so I'm excited. It's a great honor."
Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O'Reilly and Jordan Binnington have already been named to the Central Division All-Star team, and David Perron is currently up for the Last Men In vote, which ends Jan. 10.
The 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be held at Enterprise Center, marking the first time since 1988 that St. Louis has played host to the event. The All-Star Game, which consists of a 3-on-3 tournament with teams from each division, will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 and will be broadcast live on NBC. The 2020 New Amsterdam Vodka NHL All-Star Skills™ will pit the NHL All-Stars in a variety of exciting skills showcases on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.
Fans can learn more about All-Star Weekend in St. Louis by visiting stlouisblues.com/allstar.