WINNIPEG, January 13, 2022 - The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that forward Kyle Connor has been selected to participate in the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. The 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend is being hosted by the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Feb. 4-5, 2022.
Connor, 25, is in his fifth full season in the NHL, all with the Jets franchise. The Shelby Township, Mich. native leads the Jets and is tied for eighth in the NHL with 19 goals, while his 17 even strength goals are tied for the most in the league. Connor also leads the club and sits in a tie for 23rd in the NHL with 35 points and his 16 assists are also tied for the most on Winnipeg. Connor has led the Jets and ranked in the top-10 in the league in goals each of the past two seasons and his 148 goals since the beginning of 2017-18 are the sixth-most in the NHL. This will be Kyle Connor's first NHL All-Star Game appearance after Connor Hellebuyck and Mark Scheifele were the Jets representatives in the last edition, the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis, Miss.
The 2022 NHL All-Star Last Men In will allow fans to select four players from a list of 32 All-Star calibre players - one from each NHL team. The highest vote-getters by division will then be added to their respective All-Star rosters. Jets forward Mark Scheifele is the player available from Winnipeg for the Central Division. Voting for the Last Men In opens immediately and closes on Monday, Jan. 17 at 10:59 p.m. CT. Fans can vote either NHL.com/lastmenin or on the NHL app.
Scheifele, is in his ninth full season in the NHL, all with the Jets franchise. The product of Kitchener, Ont. ranks second on Winnipeg in points per game (0.85), while his 15 points (7G, 8A) since the start of December leads the team. Scheifele's 2020-21 season saw him lead the Jets and tie for sixth in the NHL in assists (42), while his 63 points also led the team and was ninth in the league. It was also his sixth straight season eclipsing each of the 20-goal, 30-assist and 60-point thresholds. Scheifele is vying for his third NHL All-Star Game appearance after playing in both the 2019 and 2020 editions.