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Karlsson named to 2016 NHL All-Star Game

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The NHL released their Divisional All-Star rosters on Wednesday and captain Erik Karlsson received the news that he'll be representing the Sens in Nashville.

To start, here's a look at the rest of the Atlantic Division All-Stars. For complete rosters, click here.

Senators head coach Dave Cameron was asked about Karlsson being named an All-Star during his media availability and responded with a sarcastic: "That's a shocker, isn't it?". Karlsson currently sits 4th in NHL scoring with 42 points (9 goals, 33 assists) in 40 games and leads all defenseman in points, assists and TOI/game (28:27).

This will be Karlsson's third trip to All-Star Weekend after attending in both 2011 in Carolina and 2012 in Ottawa where he was captain Daniel Alfredsson's first selection in the All-Star Draft which you can relive below.

The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will also come with a new format which will see the All-Stars take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring teams representing each NHL division. All-Star Weekend will be hosted in Nashville and takes place from January 30th-31st.

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