Tuesday, January 11, 2011GLENDALE, ARIZONA –
The National Hockey League today announced Coyotes rookie defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson
has been selected to participate in the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend hosted Friday, January 28 through Sunday, January 30.at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ekman-Larsson will participate in the Honda NHL SuperSkills® on Saturday, Jan. 29.
The 6-foot-2, 190 pound native of Karlskrona, Sweden has collected seven assists and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 26 games with the Coyotes this season.
Forty-two NHL All-Stars will play in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover on Sunday, Jan. 30 at the RBC Center. Each team will be comprised of 3 goalies, 6 defensemen and 12 forwards and will have one captain and two alternates to be chosen by the players and announced next week. The 12 NHL Rookies, along with the 42 All-Stars, will participate in the Honda NHL SuperSkills® on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the RBC Center.
The 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover will mark the first time Carolina has hosted NHL All-Star activities. The excitement begins on Friday, Jan. 28 with the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco and televised live nationwide on TSN and RDS in Canada and VERSUS in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET from NHL Fan Fair™ at the Raleigh Convention Center. On Saturday, Jan. 29, the players will take the ice in the Honda NHL SuperSkills® at the RBC Center. The League’s mid-season spectacular concludes with the 58th NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover at the RBC Center on Sunday, Jan. 30. Live television coverage of both nights will be provided by VERSUS in the U.S. and CBC and RDS in Canada, with the Honda NHL SuperSkills® at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.