will see some familiar faces when he skates to bench at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 29.
Chara, one of the team captains for the All-Star Game, will be coached by his regular Boston Bruins
coaching staff -- head coach Claude Julien
, and assistants Doug Houda
, Doug Jarvis
and Geoff Ward.
Julien and his staff were rewarded with the All-Star coaching spot thanks to their Stanley Cup win last spring.
Team Alfredsson, captained by Ottawa Senators
captain Daniel Alfredsson
, will be guided by John Tortorella of the New York Rangers
and Todd McLellan
of the San Jose Sharks
Tortorella and McLellan earned All-Star coaching honors for leading their respective conferences in points percentage through the midpoint of the 2011-12 regular season, which was Monday, Jan. 9.
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