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Letang named captain of Metropolitan Division for NHL All-Star Game

Penguins defenseman takes over for Capitals forward Ovechkin, who won't participate for second straight season @NHLdotcom

Kris Letang will be captain of the Metropolitan Division for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS).

The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, named as a replacement for injured Penguins forward Jake Guentzel on Jan. 8, takes over the captaincy from Alex Ovechkin, who announced Dec. 27 he will skip the game for the second straight season. The Washington Capitals forward was voted captain of the Metropolitan Division in the 2020 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by adidas.

Letang is expected to play in his sixth All-Star Game, surpassing Paul Coffey for most by a Penguins defenseman. He has 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 37 games this season.

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