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Voracek named to NHL's Postseason First All-Star Team

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek was named to the National Hockey League’s postseason First All-Star Team for the 2014-15 season following the League’s annual Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Below are the First All-Star Team members for each position:

   WATCH: Voracek goes 1 on 1 with Jay Greenberg about his season and the Flyers future.
    
GOALTENDER:
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (44-16-6, 1.96 GAA & .933 sv. pct.)

DEFENSEMEN
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators (82gp, 21g-45a, 66pts, Avg. TOI: 27:15)
P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens (82gp, 15g-45a, 60pts, Avg. TOI: 26:12)

FORWARDS:
Center:
John Tavares, New York Islanders (82gp, 38g-48a, 86pts)

Right Wing:
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers (82gp, 22g-59a, 81pts)

Left Wing:
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (81gp, 53g-28a, 81pts)

This is the first NHL postseason honor for Voracek, who recorded a breakthrough year with the Flyers and earned his second Bobby Clarke Trophy as the team’s most valuable player.

This is also the first NHL postseason All-Star honor earned by a Flyer since the 2000-01 season when goaltender Roman Cechmanek was named the Second Team All-Star and the first time since the 1997-98 season that a Flyer was named to a First All-Star Team as John LeClair earned First Team All-Star at Left Wing.

Voracek led the Flyers with 81 points, which tied for fourth among all players in the NHL, and 59 assists, which ranked second among all NHL players. He also finished tied for third among all NHL players in power-play points (33).

He reached the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season and established a new career high for points in a season on Feb. 22 when he eclipsed his high of 62 set just last season.

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