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McDavid tops NHL All-Star Fan Vote

Oilers center, Ovechkin, Stamkos, Subban finish first in division races to be named captain for Jan. 28 game

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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid topped fan voting and will captain the Pacific Division in the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports).

McDavid, who finished with 25.30 percent of the voting among Pacific Division players, was joined by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (20.99 percent) of the Metropolitan Division, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (22.18 percent) of the Atlantic Division and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (16.21 percent) of the Central Division.

McDavid, who leads the Oilers and is ninth in the NHL with 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists), was also voted captain of the Pacific team for the 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. He won the Art Ross Trophy by scoring 100 points last season (30 goals, 70 assists) and the Hart Trophy as League MVP.

Video: Stamkos, McDavid named 2018 NHL All-Star captains

 

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It's the ninth All-Star Game selection (2007-09, 2011-12, 2015-18) and fourth straight for Ovechkin, who leads the League in goals (26) and the Capitals in points (43).

Stamkos, whose 49 points (17 goals, 32 assists) are tied with New York Islanders center John Tavares (21-28-49) for third in the NHL, was selected to his fifth All-Star game (2011-12, 2015-16).

Subban (nine goals, 20 assists), who was captain of the Central Division last season, will play in his third straight All-Star Game.

The 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place on Jan. 27 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports), one day before the game.

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