For the second-straight year, Roman Josi has been recognized as one of the NHL's best.
The Predators captain was named to the Central Division team to represent Nashville at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, set to take place the last week of January.
The honor is the third All-Star selection of Josi's career, the first of which came in 2016 when the celebration was held in Music City. The defenseman also attended 2019 All-Star Weekend in San Jose, along with Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne.
Josi is off to one of the best seasons of his career, and he's currently riding a career-high seven-game point streak (7g-6a) that began Dec. 16. Entering the NHL Winter Classic, it's the longest active point streak in the NHL.
The blueliner is first in goals (14); second in points (39) and shots (138); tied for second in power-play goals (4); tied for fourth in assists (25); and tied for eighth in power-play points (13) among NHL defensemen this season.
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Josi is one goal from matching his career high of 15, which he set in 2018-19 and 2014-15.
Since making his NHL debut in 2011, Josi's 107 goals are the fifth-most among active League defensemen; his 387 points are tied for the seventh-most. He also leads the Predators in points and assists (280) in that time span.
The 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place on Friday, Jan. 24 (7 p.m. CT, NBCSN) before the puck drops for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m. CT, NBC).
2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas:
For the second-straight season, the NHL will allow fans to select four players from a list of 31 All-Star caliber players-one from each NHL team - as part of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas. The highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective All-Star rosters. Center Matt Duchene has been named as the Predators' candidate.
Starting on Jan. 1, Preds fans should vote at NHL.com/Vote, which features interactive ballots available in eight languages - English, French, Czech, Finnish, German, Russian, Slovak and Swedish - and accessible anywhere in the world.
The NHL App offers fans a mobile interactive ballot that is available on most devices. Additionally, fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
Voting for the Last Men In opens Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. CT and closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 10:59 p.m. CT.