MONTREAL - Shea Weber and head coach Michel Therrien will be Southern California bound at the end of January after being invited to participate in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game festivities at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Weber will be making his sixth All-Star appearance after taking part in the event in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. The 31-year-old defenseman ranks fifth in the League among defensemen with 26 points - including 10 goals. He has also claimed the All-Star Skills Competition's hardest shot crown the last two years running.
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After helming the Canadiens to a 25-10-6 record on the season - which leads the Atlantic Division - Therrien becomes the first Canadiens bench boss to be invited to the All-Star Game since 2009, when Guy Carbonneau was named an assistant for the Eastern Conference. Last Saturday night in Toronto, Therrien registered the 400th win of his NHL career, becoming the 35th head coach in League history to reach that impressive plateau.
Carey Price will also be in the City of Angels on January 28 and 29 after being named the Atlantic Division's captain last week. It will be Price's fifth appearance at the mid-season event.