Voters were asked to select a captain for each divisional team, which is what the public will be voting on.
The staffers went a step further and picked the remaining players to fill out the 11-man team for each of the four divisions. They were assigned to specific divisions and each named six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies to represent that division.
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Once the captains are selected, NHL Hockey Operations will name the remaining rosters, which feature six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies. Each team in each division will be represented by at least one player on the roster.
NHL.com decided to take the initial temperature on what the rosters could look like for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis on Jan. 25, 2020, by assigning a panel of four NHL.com writers per division to cast its roster vote.
Here are the results:
David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins (captain)
Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers
Anthony Mantha, Detroit Red Wings
Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins
Others receiving votes: forwards Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Senators), Patrice Bergeron (Bruins), Dylan Larkin, (Red Wings), Steven Stamkos (Lightning); defensemen Keith Yandle (Panthers), Rasmus Dahlin (Sabres); goalies Anders Nilsson (Senators), Sergei Bobrovsky (Panthers)
Scouting report: This team should have no problem scoring. Four of the forwards are among the top 10 in the League in points and Pastrnak was the first player to reach 20 goals this season. It's a nice mix of finishers and set-up guys up front. On defense, Hedman and especially Weber can bring it from the point. That scoring should be enough for Rask and Price, who each have shown they know how to win all types of games this season. Three different players got votes for the captaincy, but Pastrnak was the only one to receive multiple votes and is the perfect choice in production and personality to lead this team.
Voters: Amalie Benjamin, Jon Lane, Dave Stubbs, Mike Zeisberger
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (captain)
Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers
Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes
John Carlson, Washington Capitals
Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes
Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders
Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins
Others receiving votes: forwards Sidney Crosby (Penguins), Sean Couturier (Flyers), Jake Guentzel (Penguins); defensemen Ivan Provorov (Flyers), Zach Werenski (Blue Jackets); goalies Braden Holtby (Capitals), Petr Mrazek (Hurricanes)
Scouting report: Good luck putting the brakes on this offensive juggernaut. Ovechkin has eight seasons with 50 or more goals and is in the Top 10 in goals again this season. Hall was the League's most valuable player two seasons ago and Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring after signing as a free agent this offseason. Then factor in the potential offensive production from the defensemen: Carlson leads the position in points this season and is having a season worthy of the Norris Trophy, if not the Hart Trophy. Hamilton is tied for second in scoring among defensemen, averaging a point per game. They can win a shootout too with Greiss (.930 save percentage this season) and Murray (two-time Stanley Cup winner) in net.
Voters: Brian Compton, Tom Gulitti, Adam Kimelman, Mike Morreale
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche (captain)
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
David Perron, St. Louis Blues
Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Eric Staal, Minnesota Wild
Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars
Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
Others receiving votes: forwards Patrik Laine (Jets), Zach Parise (Wild), Ryan O'Reilly (Blues), Brayden Schenn (Blues), Jason Zucker (Wild); defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (Blues); goalie Ben Bishop (Stars)
Scouting report: You won't find a more experienced team than this one, especially at forward. MacKinnon is the fresh face among the group, having been in the League for six seasons and made a couple of runs at the Hart Trophy. Kane has won the Stanley Cup three times (2010, 2013, 2015) and is coming off his best statistical season. Seguin (2011) and Perron (2019) have each won the Stanley Cup. Staal, also a Cup winner (2006), has played 1,200 regular-season NHL games. The defense is not as experienced, but its youthful energy is intoxicating. Makar leads the conversation for the Calder Trophy. In goal, Binnington has continued his success from last season, which culminated with a Stanley Cup championship.
Voters: Tim Campbell, Nick Cotsonika, William Douglas, Tracey Myers
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers (captain)
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks
Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
Darcy Kuemper, Arizona Coyotes
Others receiving votes: forwards Anze Kopitar (Kings), Max Pacioretty (Golden Knights); defensemen Cam Fowler (Ducks), Mark Giordano (Flames), Oscar Klefbom (Oilers)
Scouting report: This team might have the perfect mixture of youthful exuberance and veteran savvy in the tournament. The young guns are led by Draisaitl and McDavid, the top two scorers in the League and each on a pace for more than 140 points this season. And let's not forget Pettersson, who is the reigning rookie of the year, and Tkachuk, who, in his third NHL season, had 77 points in 2018-19. Getzlaf, who played in his 1,000th game this month, and Couture, fill the mentorship roles up front. Hughes, a contender for the Calder Trophy, can rely on veterans Burns and Doughty, each of whom has won the Norris Trophy. In goal, Fleury, who has won the Stanley Cup three times (2009, 2016, 2017) and got the expansion Golden Knights to the Cup Final two seasons ago, will be the steadying influence.
Voters: Pete Jensen, Rob Reese, Dan Rosen, David Satriano