NEW YORK (January 24, 2012) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been added to the NHL All-Star roster for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa Jan. 26-29, the National Hockey League announced today.
Hartnell replaces injured Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews.
Hartnell is the Flyers' leading goal-scorer with 25, within range of his single-season high of 30 set in 2008-09, and leads all NHL players with 13 power-play goals. He has scored five goals in his past two games, getting two in a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 21 and scoring three consecutive goals in the second period of a 6-5 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Jan. 22. It marked the first time in his 11-year NHL career that Hartnell had tallied multiple goals in consecutive games. The 29-year-old Regina, Sask., native leads the Flyers in plus-minus (+18) and ranks second on the club in points (25-19--44).
Hartnell will be making his second career trip to NHL All-Star Weekend and skating in the All-Star Game for the first time. He participated in the NHL YoungStars Game during the 2002 NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
The 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft TM will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 to divide the All-Stars and Rookies into two teams -- Team Alfredsson, led by captain Daniel Alfredsson of the All-Star host Ottawa Senators and his assistant captain Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers; and Team Chara, featuring captain Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and his assistant captain Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The draft will be televised live on TSN and RDS in Canada and NBC Sports Network in the United States at 8 p.m., ET, from the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec.