Today the NHL All Star Game rosters were announced, and four Tampa Bay Lightning players will be busy over All Star weekend.
Tampa Bay – Last week Steven Stamkos was elected to his 5th NHL All Star game (1st time as the team captain), today three of his teammates will join him on home ice as the mid-season event invades Amalie Arena January 27th and 28th.
Stamkos won’t be alone at Amalie
Our four will join Coop behind the bench in representing the Atlantic Division at #NHLAllStar. ⭐️
Full rosters: https://t.co/KX726QhioX
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 10, 2018
Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman will both skate in their second All Star games. NHL leading goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will play in his first ever. Jon Cooper was also named to the Atlantic Division team as the Head Coach, his first time behind the bench.
Kucherov currently leads the NHL in Points (60) and is tied with Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals in goals with 27. Hedman leads the NHl in +/- with a +24 and Andrei Vasilevskiy has the league lead in wins (27) and shutouts (6).
Joining the four players and coach for the skills competition and game will be..
— NHL (@NHL) January 10, 2018
Alexsander Barkov (Florida Panthers) 1st time
Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabes) 1st Time
Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins) 2nd Time
Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) 2nd Time
Mike Green (Detroit Red Wings) 2nd Time
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators) 5th time
Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens) 6th time.
Tune in to the skills competition on January 27th and the All Star game itself on January 28th.
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