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Weber Earns Spot On NHL First All-Star Team

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

NHL ANNOUNCES 2011-12 ALL-STAR TEAMS

LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2012) -- Center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators have been voted to the First All-Star Team for the third and second time, respectively, as the National Hockey League today released voting results for its postseason All-Star Teams. Malkin received First Team honors for the third time in the past five seasons, while Weber captured his second consecutive First Team berth.

Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne finished third in All-Star Team voting for goaltenders, while Ryan Suter was sixth among defensemen.

Joining Malkin and Weber are four first-time First Team All-Stars: New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk and Penguins right wing James Neal.

Among those named to the Second Team is Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, repeating Second Team honors from 2011 after tallying a League-leading and career-high 60 goals. Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is a postseason All-Star for the sixth time, adding a fourth Second Team berth to his pair of First Team nominations.

Stamkos and Chara are joined on the Second Team by four players who have earned postseason All-Star honors for the first time: Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, Phoenix Coyotes left wing Ray Whitney and New York Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik.

Voting for the All-Star Team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

2011-2012 NHL First All-Star Team
GPWLOTGAASV%SO
GHenrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers62391851.97.9308

GPMins.GAPts
DErik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators8125:19195978
DShea Weber, Nashville Predators7826:09193049
CEvgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins7521:015050109
RWJames Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins8019:08404181
LWIlya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils7724:26374683

2011-2012 NHL Second All-Star Team
GPWLOTGAASV%SO
GJonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings693521131.95.92910

GPMins.GAPts
DZdeno Chara, Boston Bruins7925:00124052
DAlex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues8124:43123951
CSteven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning8222:01603797
RWMarian Gaborik, New York Rangers8219:30413576
LWRay Whitney, Phoenix Coyotes8218:38245377


2011-2012 NHL ALL-STAR TEAM VOTING RESULTS

GOALTENDER
Pts.(1st-2nd-3rd)Career All-Star Selections
1.HENRIK LUNDQVIST, NYR591(87-50-6)1 First Team, 0 Second Team
2.Jonathan Quick, L.A.424(47-54-27)0 First Team, 1 Second Team
3.Pekka Rinne, NSH166(9-26-43)
4.Mike Smith, PHX57(0-6-39)
5.Brian Elliott, STL37(1-6-14)
6.Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT24(1-3-10)
7.Jaroslav Halak, STL3(0-0-3)
8.Jimmy Howard, DET2(0-0-2)
9.Cory Schneider, VAN1(0-0-1)

DEFENSE
Pts.(1st-2nd-3rd)Career All-Star Selections
1.ERIK KARLSSON, OTT625(102-36-7)1 First Team, 0 Second Team
2.SHEA WEBER, NSH620(94-49-3)2 First Team, 0 Second Team
3.Zdeno Chara, BOS597(83-59-5)2 First Team, 4 Second Team
4.Alex Pietrangelo, STL315(4-84-43)0 First Team, 1 Second Team
5.Nicklas Lidstrom, DET123(5-19-41)
6.Ryan Suter, NSH93(1-12-52)
7.Brian Campbell, FLA79(2-8-45)
8.Dan Girardi, NYR64(2-9-27)
9.Kris Letang, PIT37(1-7-11)
10.Dan Hamhuis, VAN19(0-2-13)
11.Dustin Byfuglien, WPG14(0-2-8)
12.Alexander Edler, VAN12(0-0-12)
13.Ryan McDonagh, NYR11(0-3-2)
14.Duncan Keith, CHI9(0-1-6)
15.Michael Del Zotto, NYR7(0-1-4)
16.Dan Boyle, S.J.5(0-0-5)
17.Kevin Shattenkirk, STL4(0-0-4)
18.Braydon Coburn, PHI3(0-1-0)
Keith Yandle, PHX3(0-1-0)
20.Kevin Bieksa, VAN2(0-0-2)
21.Drew Doughty, L.A.1(0-0-1)
Filip Kuba, OTT1(0-0-1)
Willie Mitchell, L.A.1(0-0-1)
Kimmo Timonen, PHI1(0-0-1)

CENTER
Pts.(1st-2nd-3rd)Career All-Star Selections
1.EVGENI MALKIN, PIT735(145-3-1)3 First Team, 0 Second Team
2.Steven Stamkos, T.B.379(4-112-23)0 First Team, 2 Second Team
3.Claude Giroux, PHI146(0-28-62)
4.Jason Spezza, OTT53(0-4-41)
5.Henrik Sedin, VAN16(0-1-13)
6.John Tavares, NYI6(0-1-3)
7.Patrice Bergeron, BOS3(0-0-3)
8.Pavel Datsyuk, DET2(0-0-2)
9.David Backes, STL1(0-0-1)

LEFT WING
Pts.(1st-2nd-3rd)Career All-Star Selections
1.ILYA KOVALCHUK, N.J.537(91-24-10)1 First Team, 1 Second Team
2.Ray Whitney, PHX219(14-36-41)0 First Team, 1 Second Team
3.James Neal, PIT217(26-27-6)
4.Scott Hartnell, PHI99(7-17-13)
5.Loui Eriksson, DAL62(1-13-18)
6.Patrick Sharp, CHI51(2-8-17)
7.Daniel Sedin, VAN22(0-7-1)
8.Matt Moulson, NYI18(0-3-9)
Henrik Zetterberg, DET18(0-3-9)
10.Alex Ovechkin, WSH17(1-3-3)
11.Patrik Elias, N.J.14(2-1-1)
12.Zach Parise, N.J.10(0-1-7)
13.Jamie Benn, DAL9(1-1-1)
14.Joffrey Lupul, TOR9(0-1-6)
15.Marian Hossa, CHI8(1-1-0)
16.Marian Gaborik, NYR5(1-0-0)
Milan Lucic, BOS5(1-0-0)
18.Phil Kessel, TOR4(0-1-1)
19.Milan Michalek, OTT3(0-1-0)
20.Jordan Eberle, EDM1(0-0-1)
Brad Marchand, BOS1(0-0-1)
Thomas Vanek, BUF1(0-0-1)
David Perron, STL1(0-0-1)
Chris Kunitz, PIT1(0-0-1)

RIGHT WING
Pts.(1st-2nd-3rd)Career All-Star Selections
1.JAMES NEAL, PIT345(58-15-10)1 First Team, 0 Second Team
2.Marian Gaborik, NYR324(21-61-36)0 First Team, 1 Second Team
3.Claude Giroux, PHI224(43-3-0)
4.Marian Hossa, CHI192(10-34-40)
5.Phil Kessel, TOR140(7-23-36)
6.Ilya Kovalchuk, N.J.45(7-3-1)
7.Jordan Eberle, EDM26(1-3-12)
8.Martin St. Louis, T.B.15(0-3-6)
9.Steven Stamkos, T.B.10(2-0-0)
10.Radim Vrbata, PHX5(0-1-2)
11.Ray Whitney, PHX4(0-1-1)
12.Zach Parise, N.J.3(0-1-0)
Corey Perry, ANA3(0-1-0)
14.Ryan Callahan, NYR1(0-0-1)
Scott Hartnell, PHI1(0-0-1)
Jarome Iginla, CGY1(0-0-1)
Jason Pominville, BUF1(0-0-1)
Patrick Sharp, CHI1(0-0-1)

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