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Eichel named to 2019 Atlantic Division All-Star team

Fans can send Skinner to All-Star Weekend with "Last Men In" vote

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Jack Eichel is on the way to San Jose. 

The Buffalo Sabres captain will represent his club on the Atlantic Division roster for NHL All-Star Weekend on Jan. 25 and 26, the NHL announced Wednesday night. It marks the second time Eichel will participate in the All-Star Game. 

The four division rosters were selected by the NHL Hockey Operations Department.

Eichel leads the Sabres with 49 points in 40 games this season. He's currently tied for seventh in the NHL with 34 assists. 

Eichel's 18 multi-point games this season tied him for second-most in the league entering play Wednesday and have already matched his single-season high.

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At his current pace, Jack Eichel would finish the season with the third-most even-strength points ever recorded by a Sabre, trailing only Pat LaFontaine (83) and Alexander Mogilny (78) in 1992-93, and would trail only LaFontaine's franchise-record 52 even-strength assists that season. He would also become the first Sabre to record more than 95 points since the 1992-93 season (LaFontaine/Mogilny/Dale Hawerchuk).

The NHL All-Star Skills Competition is set for Fri., Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the Honda NHL All-Star game will take place on Sat., Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC from SAP Center in San Jose.

Jeff Skinner, who is currently tied for second in the NHL with 26 goals, is the Sabres' representative on the "Last Men In" ballot. 

Starting Thursday at noon, fans can go to and vote for Skinner to fill the final spot on the Atlantic Division squad. 

Video: SJS@BUF: Skinner scores in OT, Sabres tie team record

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews was voted captain of the Atlantic Division through the 2019 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by adidas.

Here's the rest of the roster:

Tweet from @NHL: You've been waiting, so here they are. The 2019 @Honda #NHLAllStar Game rosters! Top to bottom, the Atlantic is looking sharp.

And all of the All-Star rosters (before "Last Men In" voting):

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Introducing the 2019 @NHL All-Star rosters. #NHLAllStar

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