2015 NHL All Star Game Rosters Announced

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After a fan vote to decide the first six participants, the National Hockey League today announced the participants for the 2015 NHL All Star Game in Columbus, Ohio on 25 January, with rosters to be determined in a fantasy draft on 23 January.

For the first time in three years, the stars of the NHL will gather at the Nationwide Arena for the 60th edition of the All-Star Game, on hiatus since 2012 due to a lockout in 2013, and the Sochi Olympics pre-empting the game in 2014. Top stars of the league, such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and surprising starter Zemgus Girgensons will be drafted by two to-be-named captains (UPDATE: captains are Toews and Nick Foligno) and assembled to their respective teams, the third All-Star Game to follow this format.

From the perspective of the IHLC, there are players from eight different countries playing in the game, 24 of whom have held the IHLC at least once in their careers, including nine players that won Gold for Canada in last year’s Olympic final, and three Russian World Championship Gold Medal winners (Ovechkin, Malkin and Bobrovski) from last year, although the latter two will miss the game due to injury.

GOALTENDERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Corey Crawford (Blackhawks) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Bobrovski*ย (Blue Jackets)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Brian Elliott (Blues)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jimmy Howard*ย (Red Wings)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury (Penguins)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Pekka Rinne*ย (Predators)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Jaroslav Halรกk* (Islanders)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Roberto Luongo*ย (Panthers) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Carey Price*ย (Canadiens)
DEFENCEMEN
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brent Burns* (Sharks) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dustin Byfuglien (Jets)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Drew Doughty* (Kings) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Erik Johnson*ย (Avalanche)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Aaron Ekblad (Panthers)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Coyotes) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Justin Faulk*ย (Hurricanes)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mark Giordano*ย (Flames) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Duncan Keith* (Blackhawks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brent Seabrook* (Blackhawks) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan Suter*ย (Wild)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kevin Shattenkirkย (Blues) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Shea Weber*ย (Predators)
FORWARDS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrice Bergeron* (Bruins) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Patrik Eliรกลก* (Devils)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nick Folignoย (Blue Jackets) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Yevgeni Malkin* (Penguins)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Filip Forsberg (Predators)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Sidney Crosby* (Penguins)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Johnny Gaudreau (Flames)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Getzlaf*ย (Ducks)
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Zemgus Girgensons (Sabres) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Claude Girouxย (Flyers)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Johansen (Blue Jackets) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Tyler Johnsonย (Lightning)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Patrick Kane (Blackhawks) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Phil Kessel* (Maple Leafs)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Anลพeย Kopitar (Kings) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rick Nash* (Rangers)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Ryan Nugent-Hopkins*ย (Oilers) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Ovechkin* (Capitals)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Bobby Ryan*ย (Senators) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Tyler Seguinย (Stars)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Steven Stamkos* (Lightning) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladimir Tarasenko* (Blues)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ John Tavares* (Islanders) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jonathan Toews* (Blackhawks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jakub Vorรกฤekย (Flyers) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Radim Vrbata*ย (Canucks)

Bold denotes a player in starting lineup. A star (*)ย denotes players that have held the International Hockey Lineal Championship at least once. A strikethrough (example) through the player’s name denotes the player is injured and will be unable to play, replacements are listed below original selection.

Photo Credit: NHLย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC

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