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Hedman, Kucherov named 2017 NHL All-Stars

The pair will represent the Lightning in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

by Press Release / NHL.com

The National Hockey League announced today the full roster of players as well as the head coaches for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 28-29 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Forty players were selected by the NHL, joining the four division captains elected by fans via the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote: Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators (Central), Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan) and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific).

Below are the complete rosters for each division, comprised of six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders per team:

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game Rosters

Atlantic Division Central Division

F Nikita Kucherov (TBL) - F Patrick Kane (CHI)
F Brad Marchand (BOS) - F Patrik Laine (WPG)
F Auston Matthews (TOR) - F Nathan MacKinnon (COL)
F Frans Nielsen (DET) - F Tyler Seguin (DAL)
F Kyle Okposo (BUF) - F Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
F Vincent Trocheck (FLA) - F Jonathan Toews (CHI)
D Victor Hedman (TBL) - D Duncan Keith (CHI)
D Erik Karlsson (OTT) - D P.K. Subban (NSH)*
D Shea Weber (MTL) - D Ryan Suter (MIN)
G Carey Price (MTL)* - G Corey Crawford (CHI)
G Tuukka Rask (BOS) - G Devan Dubnyk (MIN)

Metropolitan Division Pacific Division
F Sidney Crosby (PIT)* - F Jeff Carter (LAK)
F Taylor Hall (NJD) - F Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
F Evgeni Malkin (PIT) - F Bo Horvat (VAN)
F Alex Ovechkin (WSH) - F Ryan Kesler (ANA)
F Wayne Simmonds (PHI) - F Connor McDavid (EDM)*
F John Tavares (NYI) - F Joe Pavelski (SJS)
D Justin Faulk (CAR) - D Brent Burns (SJS)
D Seth Jones (CBJ) - D Drew Doughty (LAK)
D Ryan McDonagh (NYR) - D Cam Fowler (ANA)
G Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ) - G Martin Jones (SJS)
G Braden Holtby (WSH) - G Mike Smith (ARI)

* Fan-elected captain

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game Head Coaches

The four head coaches for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the Minnesota Wild (Central), John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Metropolitan) and Peter DeBoer of the San Jose Sharks (Pacific).

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 Tuesday, Jan. 10 - the halfway point of the regular season - will guide the respective All-Star rosters.

Therrien's Canadiens (.683, 25-10-6) are guaranteed of posting the top points percentage in the Atlantic Division through tonight, while Boudreau's Wild (.705, 25-9-5), Tortorella's Blue Jackets (.769, 28-7-4) and DeBoer's Sharks (.625, 24-14-2) similarly have wrapped up first place in the Central, Metropolitan and Pacific Divisions, respectively.

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