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New York Islanders - Skills rosters, and a point of info about each player

by Katrina Doell / New York Islanders
Get to know JT's teammates for the weekend. Here is the roster and tonight's lineup for Team Alfredsson. Next to each player is a fact about them.

Event: Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater

All-Star backwards: Kris Letang - The Pens d-man scored his first NHL goal on Henrik Lundqvist in his third NHL game in 2006.
Goalie: Jonathan Quick - Everyone probably knows by now, the Kings goalie is the brother-in-law of Matt Moulson. They are married to sisters.
Rookie: Carl Hagelin - The Rangers rookie is the first Swede to play for the University of Michigan.
All-Star: Keith Yandle - Over the summer, the Coyotes d-man signed a 5-year deal worth $26.6 million.
All-Star: Erik Karlsson - The Ottawa Senators d-man was picked second overall by Alfredsson in the All-Star Fantasy Draft. He was picked 15th overall by Ottawa in 2008, the same year the Islanders drafted Josh Bailey eighth overall.

Event: Allstate Insurance NHL Breakaway Challenge

Rookie: Sean Couturier - This Flyer has 10 goals and nine assists this season with a plus-13 rating.
All-Star: John Tavares - What can be said about John Tavares that we haven't said already? He's been in beast mode and has 22 points in the last 14 games.
All-Star: Logan Couture - He will be popular in Ottawa. The Sharks center played for the Ottawa 67's and he was third in OHL rookie scoring in 2005–06, behind John Tavares and Sergei Kostitsyn. In the 2007 OHL All-Star Game, he won the accuracy shooting competition.
Goalie: Brian Elliott - The Blues goalie was drafted by the Senators in 2003 with the 291st overall pick. Elliott currently leads the NHL in goals against average (1.69), save percentage (.938) and is second in shutouts (5). He is 15-5-2 in 23 games.

Event: Canadian Tire NHL Accuracy Shooting

Rookie: Matt Read - The Flyers rookie has gotten off to a solid start. The benchmark game of his young career was a career-high 4-point effort (goal, 3 assists) as the Flyers defeated the Ottawa Senators, 7-2 on Oct. 14, 2011.
All-Star: Jason Spezza - Spezza was just the third 16-year-old to represent Canada in the World Junior Championships in 2000. The other two 16-year-olds? Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros.
All-Star: Steven Stamkos - The first overall pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Stamkos is of Macedonian and Scottish decent.
All-Star: Daniel Sedin - Was born six minutes after his twin brother, Henrik.
Passer: Alex Edler - This is the perfect event for the underrated play-making Canuck as he is the second-highest point producing defenseman in the NHL, thanks in large part to his 27 assists.
Passer: Dan Girardi - Girardi is the only undrafted player participating in this year's All-Star events.
Passer: Claude Giroux - His NHL career began in Ottawa. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 19, 2008 against the Senators.
Passer: Henrik Sedin - On Oct. 8, 2000, Henrik assisted on Daniel's first-career NHL goal in a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Event: G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay

One-timer passer: Nick Johnson - The rookie winger was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Sept. 29, 2011.
One-timer right-handed: Shea Weber - The d-man switched to defense permanently in his second year of bantam.
One-timer right-handed: Kris Letang
One-timer right-handed: Steven Stamkos
Passing accuracy: Henrik Sedin
Puck control: Milan Michalek - The Senators left wing's brother is Zybnek Michalek of the Penguins.
Stick handling: Logan Couture
Target shooter: James Neal - The Pens forward has stepped up in the absence of Sidney Crosby. He and teammate Evgeni Malkin are among the league leaders in goals. Neal has 26 and is tied for third with Phil Kessel. Malkin has 27 goals.
One-timer passer: Alex Edler
One-timer left-handed: Keith Yandle
One-timer left-handed: Scott Hartnell - The gritty Flyer played his first NHL game in Japan against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2000.
One-timer left-handed: John Tavares
Passing accuracy: Daniel Sedin
Puck control: Craig Smith - Smith was drafted by the Predators 98th overall in 2009 and went straight to the NHL. He is the first player since Colin Wilson to make the Predators without first playing for the Milwaukee Admirals.
Stick handling: Claude Giroux
Target shooter: Jason Pominville - He's the 13th full-time captain in Sabres history.

* Note: Two rookies must participate per team.

Event: Blackberry NHL Hardest Shot

Rookie: Justin Faulk - Last year, the Hurricanes rookie won the National Championship with the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
All-Star: Daniel Alfredsson - The Senators Captain for the last 11 years - the longest tenure in the NHL - never thought he would make it in hockey. In a story in Saturday's Globe and Mail, Roy MacGregor writes that Alfredsson didn't even know he was drafted. Agents called his home asking if he would need repesentation, and that's how he found out.
All-Star: Jason Spezza
All-Star: Shea Weber

Event: Tim Hortons NHL Elimination Shootout

Rookie: Carl Hagelin
All-Star: Steven Stamkos
All-Star: John Tavares
All-Star: Jason Spezza
All-Star: Claude Giroux
All-Star: Daniel Alfredsson
All-Star: James Neal
All-Star: Milan Michalek
All-Star: Jason Pominville
All-Star: Kris Letang
All-Star: Erik Karlsson
All-Star: Daniel Sedin
Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist - Won the 2006 Gold Medal at the Torino Winter Olympics as a part of Team Sweden alongside Team Alfredsson teammates Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin & Daniel Alfredsson.
Goalie: Brian Elliott
Goalie: Jonathan Quick

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