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Hellebuyck And Scheifele Named To 2020 NHL All-Star Game – Laine Needs Vote In

The NHL has announced it’s full rosters for the 2020 All-Star Game (or games as it were) taking place in St Louis, Missouri on Janurary 25 and the Winnipeg Jets pair of goalie Connor Hellebuyck and forward Mark Scheifele have made the cut.

Scheifele is in his seventh full season in the NHL, all with the Jets franchise. He currently leads the team in points (40), and is tied for the lead in goals (17) and assists (23). This will be his second All-Star game as he made the 2019 game in Los Angeles along with Jets captain Blake Wheeler.

Hellebuyck is in his fifth season in the NHL, all with the Jets franchise. He leads the NHL in shutouts with three, he is tied for third in the league for wins (17), and his .923 save percentage is eighth among qualified goaltenders. He’s arguably been the most valuable player for the Jets this season as the club has been out-shot many nights, yet currently holds down a playoff spot with a 21-5-3 record.

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Hellebuyck and Scheifele will join the rest of the Central Division all-stars for the 3 on 3 mini-tournament format:

Forwards

Nathan MacKinnon (COL)*
Patrick Kane (CHI)
Tyler Seguin (DAL)
Eric Staal (MIN)
Ryan O’Reilly (STL)
Mark Scheifele (WPG)

(* – Voted as Central Division captain)

Defense

Roman Josi (NSH)
Alex Pietrangelo (STL)

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Goaltenders

Jordan Binnington (STL)
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG)

Meanwhile, forward Patrik Laine still has a chance to make the game as well. He will be part of the NHL’s “All-Star Last Men” vote which allows fans to select four players from a list of 31 All-Star caliber players – one from each NHL team. The highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective All-Star rosters. Voting for the Last Men In opens Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. CST and will run over the next ten days.

 

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