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Lightning's Lundin Selected to NHL YoungStars Team

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning
NEW YORK (Jan. 15, 2008) -- Tampa Bay Lightning rookie defenseman Mike Lundin was among the 16 'NHL YoungStars' invited to the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend, the National Hockey League announced today.

Comprising the best of the League's stellar rookie class in 2007-08, the eight-player Eastern and Western Conference YoungStar teams will face off in a new three-on-three event as part of the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills competition on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Philips Arena in Atlanta (7 p.m., ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS). The YoungStars will be shooting against goaltenders named to participate in the NHL All-Star Game the following day.

Chicago's Patrick Kane headlines the Western Conference forwards along with Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Mueller of the Phoenix Coyotes and David Perron of the St. Louis Blues. The defensemen are the Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, the Blues' Erik Johnson, the Los Angeles Kings' Jack Johnson and the Dallas Stars' Matt Niskanen.

Lundin is joined on the Eastern Conference blueline by Tobias Enstrom of the Atlanta Thrashers, Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Marc Staal of the New York Rangers. The forwards are the Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom, the Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky, the Penguins' Tyler Kennedy and the Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic.

YoungStars players were selected by the NHL’s Hockey Operations Department, in consultation with League General Managers.

The 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta will feature live broadcasts of Dodge/NHL SuperSkills on Saturday, Jan. 26 and the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 27 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada. NASN and other international broadcasters will provide live coverage of both Dodge/NHL SuperSkills and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 115 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive national radio coverage which can be heard on stations around the United States and Canada as well as on XM Satellite Radio's NHL Home Ice and

Rosters For NHL YoungStars Event In Dodge/NHL SuperSkills Competition
Eastern Conference
Player Team Position
Tobias Enstrom Atlanta D
Kris Letang Pittsburgh D
Mike Lundin Tampa Bay D
Marc Staal NY Rangers D
Nicklas Backstrom Washington F
Brandon Dubinsky NY Rangers F
Tyler Kennedy Pittsburgh F
Milan Lucic Boston F
Western Conference
Player Team Position
Alexander Edler Vancouver D
Erik Johnson St. Louis D
Jack Johnson Los Angeles D
Matt Niskanen Dallas D
Sam Gagner Edmonton F
Patrick Kane Chicago F
Peter Mueller Phoenix F
David Perron St. Louis F

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