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2016 NHL All-Star fan vote opens December 1

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

With the Devils off to their best start in more than a half decade, get ready to vote your favorite Devils players into the NHL's midseason classic!

The 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ opens worldwide Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. ET at NHL.com/Vote and hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 31 (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports).

The Devils' hot start has them in the thick of the Eastern Conference standings. Twenty-six points is the club's highest total through 23 games since 2009-10, when it got off to a 16-6-1 start en route to an Atlantic Division title.

Through Saturday's overtime win in Montreal, Cory Schneider has allowed two goals or less in 11 of his 12 starts since Oct. 29 (7-4-1, 1 ShO, 1.82 GAA, .937 save %); Adam Henrique has six multipoint games and is tied for ninth in the NHL with 11 goals; Mike Cammalleri (16a) has surpassed his assist total from all of last season and is on pace to top 80 points for the first time since 2008-09.

Devils' all-time leading scorer Patrik Elias put up two points (1g-1a) in his first three games back from injury. New Jersey's own Kyle Palmieri has already posted eight goals – including four on the power play – proving there's truly no place like home.

Vote early and often for a squad that has been #RELENTLESS this season!

As part of the new format for this year's Game, the All-Stars will take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring four teams representing each NHL division. Fans will cast votes online at NHL.com/Vote and via a mobile ballot for one player from each Division, without regard to position. Voting concludes Friday, Jan. 1, with the top vote-getters by division – regardless of position – named All-Stars and captains. The remaining 40 NHL All-Stars will be named by the NHL Hockey Operations Department.

The ballot will include enhanced interactive features, all designed to simplify the player search options for fans, including filtering and sorting by real-time statistics, position, team and a player's trending status. Each player ballot page will include video highlights and player statistics. Fans will be permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per day for each user is 10.

The ballot page at NHL.com/Vote will include a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, as well as trending players. Vote totals will be posted to NHL.com every Tuesday, starting Dec. 8.

How to vote:

• Broadband and tablets: NHL.com/Vote will feature interactive online ballots available in English and French and accessible anywhere in the world.

• Mobile users worldwide will be able to cast their votes via a mobile ballot available in English and French using any mobile phone and wireless carrier. The interactive ballot also will be available via the official NHL app for iOS and Androids.

• Facebook and Twitter users will be able to share their individual player selections online. Upon submitting a ballot via NHL.com/Vote, fans can send messages inviting others to cast their votes online. Fans also can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.

2016 NHL All-Star Fan Vote Sweepstakes

Eligible residents of the 50 U.S. states and Canada who vote online at NHL.com/Vote can enter for a chance to win one Grand Prize: a trip for two to attend the 2016 Honda® NHL All-Star festivities in Nashville. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. For sweepstakes rules, visit NHL.com/Vote.

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