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Four Bolts headed to 2018 NHL All Star game

Pictured: Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Captain Steven Stamkos

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

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..


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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