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Jaccob Slavin Named to NHL All-Star Game

Defenseman replaces injured Dougie Hamilton

by Canes PR @Canes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin will represent the Metropolitan Division at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend, to take place from Jan. 24-25 in St. Louis. He will replace Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who will miss All-Star Weekend due to injury. This marks Slavin's first appearance at the event.

Slavin, 25, has registered 22 points (4g, 18a) in 47 games with the Hurricanes this season. He has recorded 137 points (27g, 110a) in 356 career regular-season games with Carolina and ranks 10th in franchise history in career points by a defenseman. Slavin recorded 11 assists in 15 games during the Hurricanes' run to the 2019 Eastern Conference Final and set a franchise record for assists in a playoff series (9) in Carolina's Eastern Conference First Round series vs. Washington. Slavin skated in his 350th consecutive regular-season game on Jan. 16 at Columbus, passing Eric Staal for the second-longest ironman streak in franchise history. His 350 consecutive games played stands as the seventh-longest active streak in the NHL.

The 6'3", 213-pound blueliner ranks second on the team this season in average time on ice (22:35) and led the team in the category for three straight seasons from 2016-19. He has been assessed 54 penalty minutes since entering the league in 2015, which is the lowest mark by any NHL defenseman who has played at least 300 games during that span. Slavin ranks tied for third in the NHL in takeaways this season (52) and has finished top-10 in the category in each of the last three seasons.

The Erie, Colo., native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 120th overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft. He played two NCAA seasons at Colorado College, registering 42 points (10g, 32a) in 66 games. Slavin was named National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Rookie of the Year in 2013-14 and was named First Team All-NCHC in 2014-15. He also played three seasons with the USHL's Chicago Steel from 2010-13, earning 64 points (9g, 55a) in 139 games. Slavin represented the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording two points (1g, 1a) in five games.

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