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NHL All-Star Game rosters revealed, with some big names removed amid 3-on-3 format

The NHL has revealed its rosters for the 2022 All-Star Game in Las Vegas, with some important names missing from teams.

The All-Star game will once again have four division teams — Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central and Pacific — playing in a 3-v3 tournament. It’s the first All-Star game since the 2019-20 season, as last season’s version did not happen due to a shortened pandemic season.

The All-Star Game will be February 5 (3PM ET on ABC and simulcast on ESPN+), with the Skills Contest taking place the day before February 4 (7:30PM ET on ESPN) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. .

Each team consists of 11 players. The top 10 players for each team include the captain as voted by the fans and nine players selected by NHL Hockey Operations. The remaining player for each division team will also be voted on by the fans as the “Last Man,” with the NHL choosing one for each team. Voting for “Last Man In” continues until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday.

Here are the 2022 NHL All-Star rosters:

Metropolitan Department

Attackers: Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes; Claude Giroud, Philadelphia Flyers; Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils; Chris Crieder, New York Rangers; Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Defense men: Adam Fox, New York Rangers; Adam Bellick, New York Islander; Zach Ferensky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Goal: Frederick Andersen, Carolina Hurricanes; Tristan Gary, Pittsburgh Penguins

The “Last Man In” poll: Cam Atkinson, Philadelphia Flyers; Matthew Barzal, New Yorker; Jesper Pratt, New Jersey Devils; Jake Goentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals; Andrey Svichnikov, Carolina Hurricanes; Jacob Vorasek, Philadelphia Flyers; Mika Zibanijad, New York Rangers

Atlantic Division

Attackers: Drake Patterson, Ottawa Senators; Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers; Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings; Austin Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs; Nick Suzuki, Montreal Canadiens

Defense men: Rasmus Dallen, Buffalo Sabers; Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

Goal: Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs; Andrei Vasilevsky, Tampa Bay Lightning

The “Last Man In” poll: Alexander Barkov, Florida Panthers; Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins; Lucas Raymond, Detroit Red Wings; Stephen Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning; John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs; Taj Thompson, Buffalo Sabers; Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators; Tyler Toffoli, Montreal Canadiens

Central Division

Attackers: Alex DeBrinkat, Chicago Blackhawks; Kyle Connor, Winnipeg Jets; Kirill Kaprizov, MN Wild; Clayton Keeler, Arizona Coyotes; Jordan Kero, St. Louis Blues; Nathan McKinnon, Colorado Avalanche; Joe Pavlesky, Dallas Stars

Defense men: Cal Makar, Colorado Avalanche

Goal: Jose Sarros, Nashville Predators; Cam Talbot, Minnesota Wild

The “Last Man In” poll: Ryan Hartman, MN Wild; Seth Jones, Chicago Blackhawks; Roman Jose, Nashville Predators; Nazim Qadri, Colorado Avalanche; Phil Kessel, Arizona Coyotes; Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars; Mark Sheffel, Winnipeg Jets; Robert Thomas, St. Louis Blues

Pacific Division

Attackers: Leon Drystel, Edmonton Oilers; Jordan Eberle, Seattle Kraken; Johnny Goudreau, Calgary Flames; Adrian Quimby, Los Angeles Kings; Conor MacDavid, Edmonton Oilers; Timo Meyer, San Jose Sharks; Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Nights

Defense men: Alex Petrangelo, Vegas Golden Nights

Goal: Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks; John Gibson, Anaheim Dax

The “Last Man In” poll: Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks; Drew Dottie, Kings of Los Angeles; Mark Giordano, Seattle Kraken; Jonathan Marchesault, Vegas Golden Knights; JT Miller, Vancouver Canucks; Nurse Darnell, Edmonton Oilers; Troy Terry, Anaheim Dax; Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames

Carolina’s Rod Brendamore, Florida’s Andrew Brunet, Colorado’s Jared Bednar and Vegas’s Peter Debore will coach their teams for the All-Star Game.

Figure 3-on-3 means that it is not a traditional all-star selection process by merit. Among the important names missing from the All-Star roster are Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Rangers winger Artemi Panarin and goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin, Bruins top scorer Brad Marchand, Panthers defender Aaron Ekblad, Maple Leafs striker William Nylander, defender Morgan Riley and Predators striker Matt. Duchenne, Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko, and Kings leading scorer Anzy Kopetar.

The NHL season will resume after the All-Star weekend, as the league has chosen to allow its players to participate in the Beijing Olympics due to the disruption of the regular season schedule by COVID-19. The NHL has postponed nearly 130 games due to the outbreak on teams and Canadian restrictions on stadium capacity.

Despite unique schedule challenges, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daley told ESPN that a player who was named to the All-Star Game roster but did not participate in the event must miss one game before or after the All-Star break, as was the league’s policy. for several seasons.

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