The remaining selections to the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game to be held later this month in Ottawa will be announced Thursday.
Last week, fan voting determined the first six players for the Jan. 29 game to be held at Scotiabank Place. The remaining pool of players will be comprised of 36 more veterans and 12 rookies, who will participate in the Honda SuperSkills competition at All-Star Weekend. Including rookies, each All-Star team will have a total of 27 players.
The host Senators are already sending four players: forwards Daniel Alfredsson
, Jason Spezza
and Milan Michalek
, and defenseman Erik Karlsson
, who led all players with 939,951 votes.
Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf
and Boston goaltender Tim Thomas
were also selected by the fans.