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Jon Cooper named Atlantic Division coach at 2019 NHL All-Star Game

Cooper, along with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, will represent the Lightning at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose

by Press Release / NHL.com

NEW YORK (Jan. 5, 2019) - The National Hockey League announced today that Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), Paul Maurice of the Winnipeg Jets (Central), Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan) and Bill Peters of the Calgary Flames (Pacific) will serve as the head coaches for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 25-26 in San Jose.

Under the All-Star selection process, the head coach of the team with the highest points percentage (points earned divided by total possible points) in each of the four divisions through games of Saturday, Jan. 5 - the halfway point of the regular season - will guide the respective All-Star rosters.

Cooper's Lightning (.805, 32-7-2), Maurice's Jets (.650, 25-13-2), Reirden's Capitals (.650, 24-12-4) and Peters' Flames (.643, 25-13-4) already have secured the highest points percentages in their respective divisions through today's games.

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