The remaining participants of the 2011-12 NHL All-Star Game were announced today for the annual mid-season showcase taking place in Ottawa from January 27-29.
The players announced today will join first ballot All-Stars Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Milan Michalek, Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf and goalie Tim Thomas, all of whom were voted in by fans thanks to rigorous online voting.
Here is a complete list of the All-Star selections broken down by conference:
Forwards: Jamie Benn, Logan Couture, Pavel Datsyuk, Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Patrick Kane, Mikko Koivu, Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Jonathan Toews
Defenseman: Dustin Byfuglien, Alexander Edler, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, Keith Yandle
Goalies: Brian Elliott, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Quick
Rookies: Cody Hodgson, Ryan Johansen, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan Nugent-Hokins, Craig Smith
Forwards: Jason Spezza (fan vote), Milan Michalek (fan vote), Daniel Alfredsson (fan vote), Marian Gaborik, Claude Giroux, Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Jason Pomminville, Tyler Seguin, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares
Defenseman: Erik Karlsson (fan vote), Dion Phaneuf (fan vote), Brian Campbell, Zdeno Chara, Dan Girardi, Kimmo Timonen, Dennis Wideman
Goalies: Tim Thomas (fan vote), Henrik Lundqvist, Carey Price
Rookies: Luke Adam, Sean Couturier, Justin Faulk, Colin Greening, Adam Henrique, Adam Larsson, Matt Reed
This will be the second season that the NHL uses a Fantasy Draft format instead of the East versus West format. Captains will be announced in the near future with those captains, along with their assistant captains, tasked with choosing their All-Star teams in a Fantasy Hockey Draft format. The All-Star Player Fantasy Draft will take place on Thursday, January 26, with the Skills Competition taking place Saturday, January 28 and the All-Star Game occurring Sunday, January 29.
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