NEW YORK (January 14, 2015) – Doughty will represent the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings in his first career NHL All-Star Game appearance as an Assistant Captain of Team Foligno. The 25-year-old London, Ontario, native is among the League’s leading defensemen in assists (23, t-6th) and points (27, t-11th), and is second in the NHL in time on ice, averaging 29:19 per game.
Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named team Captains for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The NHL All-Star teams are now designated as Team Foligno and Team Toews. In addition, Drew Doughty
of the Los Angeles Kings and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks have been named Assistant Captains of Team Foligno, while Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Rick Nash of the New York Rangers have been named Assistant Captains of Team Toews.
The Captains and Assistant Captains were selected by NHL Hockey Operations in consultation with players selected as 2015 NHL All-Stars and will lead the 2015 Honda NHL® All-Star Game team selection process during the NHL All-Star Fantasy DraftTM presented by DraftKings on Friday, Jan. 23. The Captains and Assistant Captains also will set their team rosters for the Honda NHL All-Star Skills CompetitionTM on Jan. 24. As Captains, Foligno and Toews will wear a “C” on their jerseys, while Doughty, Kane, Getzlaf and Nash will wear an “A” on theirs.
Team Foligno is designated as the home team and will wear the previously unveiled black Reebok NHL All-Star jerseys, helmets, socks and pants. Team Toews is designated as the visiting team and will wear the white jerseys, helmets and socks, along with black pants. Team Foligno will be coached by Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter and members of his Los Angeles coaching staff and Team Toews will be coached by Nashville Predators bench boss Peter Laviolette and members of his Nashville coaching staff.
The 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy DraftTM presented by DraftKings will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, to complete the rosters for Team Foligno and Team Toews. The draft will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada at 8 p.m. ET live from the Greater Columbus Convention Center.