OTTAWA - Following Wednesday's announcement naming forward Brady Tkachuk to the Atlantic Division roster at this weekend's 2020 NHL All-Star Game, the Ottawa Senators will see two players participate in the league's mid-season contest for the first time since 2012.
Tkachuk, 20, is in the midst of his second NHL campaign and is tied for fourth in team scoring with 27 points (15 goals, 12 assists) while having skated in each of the team's 48 games this season. The St. Louis native joins teammate Anthony Duclair, 24, who has already established a new NHL career in goals (21) in 2019-20, in addition to his brother, Calgary Flames' forward Matthew, in his hometown.
A native of Pointe-Claire, Que., Duclair leads the Senators in scoring with 33 points while having appeared in 47 contests to date this season. Both Tkachuk and Duclair will be participating in the first All-Star Weekend of their respective NHL careers.
"We're very pleased that five of our organization's young players are receiving league-wide recognition," said Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. After Thomas Chabot was a first time All-Star last winter, Anthony and Brady's participation in St. Louis is another indication that we're moving in the right direction. Seeing three of our young prospects named AHL All-Stars, including two who we acquired in trades, is an additional plus for their development."
Earlier this week, the American Hockey League announced that Belleville Senators forward Josh Norris had been added to the North Division's roster for 2020 AHL All-Star Classic which is set to be held on Jan. 26 to 27 in Ontario, Calif., Norris will join teammates Rudolfs Balcers and Drake Batherson, who were named to the North Division team earlier this month, at the league's premiere event.
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