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Doughty, Kopitar, Quick Selected to 2018 NHL All-Star Game

LA Kings are only team in the Western Conference to send trio of players to All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings are the only Western Conference team sending three players to the All-Star Game.

Center Anze Kopitar, goaltender Jonathan Quick and defenseman Drew Doughty have been selected to represent the Pacific Division in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena, the National Hockey League announced today.

The game takes place on Sunday, January 28 in Tampa Bay.

Today's announcement marks the fourth consecutive NHL All-Star Game selection for Doughty and his fourth overall.

Doughty has played in all 42 games for the Kings this season and has 30 points (7-23=30), a plus-21 rating and 28 penalty minutes. Among NHL defensemen, he leads the league in TOI/gm (27:10), ranks tied for sixth in points, tied for seventh in assists and second in game-winning goals (four, tied for first on the team). His plus-21 rating is tied for fourth among all NHL players.

Video: OTT@LAK: Doughty fires OT winner past Condon

This is Kopitar's fourth All-Star Game selection (2015, 2011 and 2008). This season, Kopitar has played in all 42 games for the Kings, recording 44 points (17-27=44), a plus-14 rating and 12 penalty minutes.

He leads the team in points and assists, ranks second in goals, and tied for first in game-winning goals (four).

Video: LAK@MTL: Kopitar buries wicked wrist shot past Price

This is Quick's third All-Star Game selection (2016 and 2012). This season, Quick has played in 34 games for the Kings. He has a 19-13-2 record to go along with a 2.31 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and three shutouts.

Among qualified NHL goaltenders, Quick ranks tied for fifth in the NHL in save percentage, sixth in goals-against average, tied for fourth in shutouts, and tied for seventh in wins.

Video: LAK@DET: Quick lays out for incredible save on Larkin

The Kings return to game action on Saturday at STAPLES Center against the Anaheim Ducks as they host Bob Miller Celebration Day.


2018 NHL All-Star Selections

Pacific Division

F Brock Boeser, VAN (1st)
F Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (4th) 
F Anze Kopitar, LAK (4th)
F Connor McDavid, EDM* (2nd)
F James Neal, VGK (3rd)
F Rickard Rakell, ANA (1st) 
D Brent Burns, SJS (5th)
D Drew Doughty, LAK (4th)
D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (2nd)
G Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (3rd)
G Jonathan Quick, LAK (3rd)
Head Coach: Gerard Gallant, VGK (2nd)

Central Division

F Patrick Kane, CHI (7th)
F Nathan MacKinnon, COL (2nd)
F Brayden Schenn, STL (1st)
F Tyler Seguin, DAL (5th)
F Eric Staal, MIN (5th)
F Blake Wheeler, WPG (1st)
D John Klingberg, DAL (1st)
D Alex Pietrangelo, STL (1st)
D P.K. Subban, NSH* (3rd)
G Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (1st)
G Pekka Rinne, NSH (2nd)
Head Coach: Peter Laviolette, NSH (3rd)

Atlantic Division

F Aleksander Barkov, FLA (1st)
F Jack Eichel, BUF (1st)
F Nikita Kucherov, TBL (2nd)
F Brad Marchand, BOS (2nd) 
F Auston Matthews, TOR (2nd) 
F Steven Stamkos, TBL* (5th)
D Mike Green, DET (2nd) 
D Victor Hedman, TBL (2nd)
D Erik Karlsson, OTT (5th)
G Carey Price, MTL (6th) 
G Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (1st)
Head Coach: Jon Cooper, TBL (1st)

Metropolitan Division

F Josh Bailey, NYI (1st)
F Sidney Crosby, PIT (3rd)
F Claude Giroux, PHI (5th)
F Taylor Hall, NJD (3rd) 
F Alex Ovechkin, WSH* (7th)
F John Tavares, NYI (5th)
D Noah Hanifin, CAR (1st)
D Seth Jones, CBJ (2nd)
D Kris Letang, PIT (4th)
G Braden Holtby, WSH (3rd)
G Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (4th)
Head Coach: Barry Trotz, WSH (3rd)

* Fan-elected Captain

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