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Five Ducks Players on NHL All-Star Ballot

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks



ANAHEIM, Calif. - The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that five Anaheim Ducks will be represented on the NHL All-Star Ballot. J.S. Giguere, Andy McDonald, Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger and Teemu Selanne are included among the 50 players on the Western Conference ballot. Players on the ballot were selected by the NHL's Hockey Operations Department.

For the first time, the NHL-All Star Fan Balloting process will be entirely digital.  From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, fans around the world can "CLICK TO VOTE" for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on-line at or through Verizon Wireless.

Niedermayer, Pronger and Selanne have 17 All-Star selections between them. Niedermayer is T-2nd in the NHL in points among defensemen.  He has appeared in three All-Star Games, all with New Jersey. Pronger leads all NHL defensemen in scoring with 3-12=15 points and is T-3rd in the NHL with a plus-minus rating of +12. He has been selected to the All-Star Game five times, all while playing with St. Louis. Selanne, a nine time All-Star (four with Anaheim) is T-1st on the Ducks in scoring with 4-11=15 points and has scored 3-5=8 points in his last five games.

Giguere and McDonald have yet to appear in an NHL All-Star Game.  Giguere is T-2nd in the NHL in wins (9) and shutouts (2).  Additionally he is 4th in the NHL in both goals against average (2.08) and save percentage (.926). McDonald is coming off of a career-high, 85-point season and has recorded 3-3=6 points in his last seven games. 

The 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration hosted at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas will feature live national broadcasts of the Dodge Nitro/NHL SuperSkills event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 24 on VERSUS in the United States starting at 5 p.m., PT. NASN, the NHL's exclusive broadcast partner in Europe, will provide live coverage of both the Dodge Nitro/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 25 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive, national radio coverage in the United States and Canada, while Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio each will provide radio play-by-play coverage of the game.

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