FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The National Hockey League announced today that Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller has been selected to represent the Coyotes at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, which takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, January 26.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Keller leads the Coyotes in scoring with 8-21-29 in 39 games. Keller is also first on the team in assists, game-winning goals (4) and power-play points (13). The 20-year-old forward has totaled six multi-point games this season as well as a six-game point streak (2-4-6) from Oct. 25 - Nov. 8. His 96 career points are the most points in Coyotes history by a player before his 21st birthday.
The Chesterfield, Missouri native registered 23-42-65 in 82 games as a rookie last season. He was named as a finalist for the NHL's Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the League's top rookie. Keller led the team in scoring to become the first rookie in Arizona history to lead the Coyotes in scoring. He set the Coyotes' single-season rookie records for goals, assists, points, games played, multi-point games (14), longest point streak (10 games) and most points in a month (19). Keller recorded three separate point streaks of seven or more games and was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October and March.
This will be Keller's first appearance as an NHL All-Star. He will be the 45th All-Star in franchise history and the 24th All-Star in Coyotes history.
Coyotes All-Star Representatives
1997: Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky, Left Wing Keith Tkachuk
1998: Left Wing Keith Tkachuk, Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin
1999: Center Jeremy Roenick, Left Wing Keith Tkachuk, Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, Defenseman Teppo Numminen
2000: Center Jeremy Roenick, Defenseman Teppo Numminen
2001: Goaltender Sean Burke, Defenseman Teppo Numminen
2002: Goaltender Sean Burke
2004: Right Wing Shane Doan
2007: Center Yanic Perreault, Defenseman Ed Jovanovski
2008: Defenseman Ed Jovanovski
2009: Right Wing Shane Doan
2011: Defenseman Keith Yandle
2012: Defenseman Keith Yandle
2015: Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2017: Goaltender Mike Smith
2018: Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2019: Right Wing Clayton Keller