Goaltender Devan Dubnyk will represent the Minnesota Wild at the 2016 National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Weekend, Jan. 30-31, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., the League announced today.
Dubnyk, 29 (5/4/86), is 17-11-3 with a 2.28 goals-against average (GAA), a .921 save percentage (SV%) and four shutouts in 32 games with Minnesota this season. He ranks tied for third in the NHL in shutouts, tied for seventh in wins and ninth in minutes played (1865). Since being acquired by the Wild in a trade with Arizona on Jan. 14, 2015, Dubnyk is 44-20-5 with a 2.01 GAA, a .929 SV% and nine shutouts in 71 contests. Since Jan. 15, 2015, he leads the NHL in games played, is tied for first in wins and shutouts, tied for second in GAA and third in SV% amongst goalies that have played at least 35 games. This will be his first All-Star Game appearance.
Dubnyk was awarded the NHL’s 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team and finished third in Vezina Trophy voting and fourth in Hart Trophy voting. The 6-foot-6, 212-pound native of Regina, Saskatchewan, has posted a 114-102-29 record with a 2.64 GAA, a .915 SV% and 18 shutouts in 263 career NHL games with Edmonton, Nashville, Arizona and Minnesota.
As part of the new format for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, the All-Stars will take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring four teams representing each NHL division. Each division’s roster consists of six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies. The Atlantic Division will face the Metropolitan Division in one semifinal and the Central Division will face the Pacific Division in the other semifinal. Games will be 20 minutes in length and will be decided by a shootout if tied after the 20 minutes. NBCSN will provide live television coverage of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition beginning at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 30 and the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will start at 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Nine players have been selected to represent the Wild in past NHL All-Star Games: Marian Gaborik (2003, 2008), Filip Kuba and Dwayne Roloson (2004), Brian Rolston (2007), Niklas Backstrom (2009), Brent Burns and Martin Havlat (2011), Mikko Koivu (2012 – did not play due to injury) and Ryan Suter (2015).