NHL Unveils All Star Jerseys and Rosters

The NHL officially unveiled the 2016 All-Star jerseys today, and they are not breathtaking. While I would still take them over last years jerseys, that is not saying much.

According to NHL.com, the design elements pay homage to the city of Nasvhille and its music roots.

Each All-Star jersey features the official NHL Shield infused with the Predators’ gold in the crest. For the on-ice version of the All-Star jersey, the crest has been constructed with reflective material which glimmers in certain light as a salute to Nashville’s vibrant night-life scene. The black and white color scheme in each jersey shares the colors of the keys on a piano to celebrate the city of Nashville’s “Music City” nickname.

The All-Star jerseys will feature numbers and letters designed as modern interpretations of traditional country music poster lettering, which has been a defining aesthetic of Nashville. The numbers for the on-ice versions of the All-Star jerseys also will have the same reflective material as the crest. The tri-star mark, which appears in the neck gusset as well as on the pant, is a tribute to the Tennessee state flag and the Predators and a symbol of the elite athletes participating in the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities. Each All-Star jersey will feature two full-color shoulder patches – the player’s home team logo and the NHL All-Star logo.

2016 NHL All-Star Game Jerseys

In addition to the jersey unveiling, the NHL also announced the full list of All Stars from each respective division. Here’s a breakdown of how the teams are looking for the all new 3 on 3 tournament.

Atlantic Division: Patrice Bergeron (Boston), Jaromir Jagr (Florida), Leo Komarov (Toronto), Dylan Larkin (Detroit), Ryan O’Reilly (Buffalo), Steve Stamkos (Tampa Bay), Aaron Ekblad (Florida), Erik Karlsson (Ottawa), P.K. Subban (Montreal), Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay), Roberto Luongo (Florida).

Metropolitan Division: Nicklas Backstrom (Washington), Claude Giroux (Philly), Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh), Alex Ovechkin (Washington), Brandon Saad (Columbus), John Tavares (New York Islanders), Justin Faulk (Carolina), Kris Letang (Pittsburgh), Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers), Braden Holtby (Washington), Cory Schneider (New Jersey).

Central Division: Jamie Benn (Dallas), Matt Duchene (Colorado), Patrick Kane (Chicago), Tyler Seguin (Dallas), Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis), Jonathan Toews (Chicago) Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg), Roman Josi (Nashville), Shea Weber (Nashville), Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota), Pekka Rinne (Nashville)

Pacific Division: Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary), Taylor Hall (Edmonton), Joe Pavelski (San Jose), Corey Perry (Anaheim), John Scott (Arizona), Daniel Sedin (Vancouver), Brent Burns (San Jose), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles), Mark Giordano (Calgary), John Gibson (Anaheim), Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles).

Notable snubs from this years All-Star selection include Sidney Crosby, Blake Wheeler, Mike Hoffman, Mike Cammalleri, Corey Crawford, Henrik Sedin, and Stars defenseman John Klingberg. It’s also interesting to note that Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin received the nod over any of his teammates.

So what do you think of the 2016 All-Star Game jerseys and rosters? Drop us a note in the comments letting us know what you think!

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