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Carey Price named to sixth NHL All-Star Game

The veteran goaltender will represent the Canadiens in Tampa at the end of January

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Carey Price is headed to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa later on this month.

The 30-year-old goaltender was named to the Atlantic Division's squad on Wednesday afternoon as the league revealed its rosters for the mid-season showcase.

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper is helming Price's contingent, which also includes captain Steven Stamkos, along with fellow forwards Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Nikita Kucherov, Jack Eichel and Aleksander Barkov, defensemen Mike Green, Victor Hedman and Erik Karlsson, and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Video: Skills Challenge Relay: Price buries full-ice shot

Price, who previously took part in the event in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017, boasts a 13-14-2 record on the year, along with a 2.89 goals-against average, a .911 save percentage and one shutout.

This year's contest will take place at Amalie Arena, with the Skills Competition scheduled for Saturday, January 27, followed by the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, January 28.

For the third straight year, the NHL All-Star Game will once again feature the 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament, showcasing the league's most talented star players from each division. The tournament will feature three 20-minute games.

Video: Carey Price skates with his baby at the Skills Comp

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