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Slavin replacing Hurricanes teammate Hamilton in NHL All-Star Game

Defenseman will make first appearance for Metropolitan Division

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Jaccob Slavin has been named to the Metropolitan Division team for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Jan. 25.

The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman replaces teammate Dougie Hamilton, who sustained a lower-body injury in a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Hamilton ranks fourth among defenseman with 40 points and is tied with Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators for second in goals among defensemen with 14. His plus-30 ranks second in the League.

It will be the first All-Star Game appearance for Slavin, and he will take part in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills on Jan. 24. Slavin has 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) and is plus-26 in 47 games this season.

Selected by Carolina in the fourth round (No. 120) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Slavin has 137 points (27 goals, 110 assists) and is plus-51 in 356 NHL games. He had 11 assists in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games last season.

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