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NHL releases 2023 All-Star Game selections

January 6th, 2023

Tage Thompson has been the NHL’s breakout star this season. (Getty)

The National Hockey League on Thursday announced the first 32 skaters — eight per division — selected to the 2023 All-Star Game.

These selections were chosen by the league’s department of hockey operations and are the first of a two-step player selection process, with fan voting completing the final stage. Online voting will take place until Jan. 17, and a separate Twitter voting system will occur from Jan. 12-14.

As part of the initial roster selections, one player from all 32 NHL franchises was chosen, with each division featuring seven skaters and one netminder.

Atlantic Division:

Boston BruinsLinus Ullmark, G

Buffalo Sabres – Tage Thompson, F

Detroit Red WingsDylan Larkin, F

Florida Panthers – Matthew Tkachuk, F

Montreal CanadiensNick Suzuki, F

Ottawa SenatorsBrady Tkachuk, F

Tampa Bay LightningSteven Stamkos, F

Toronto Maple Leafs – Mitch Marner, F

Metropolitan Division:

Carolina HurricanesAndrei Svechnikov, F

Columbus Blue JacketsJohnny Gaudreau, F

New Jersey DevilsJack Hughes, F

New York IslandersBrock Nelson, F

New York Rangers – Igor Shesterkin, G

Philadelphia FlyersKevin Hayes, F

Pittsburgh PenguinsSidney Crosby, F

Washington CapitalsAlex Ovechkin, F

Pacific Division:

Anaheim DucksTroy Terry, F

Calgary FlamesNazem Kadri, F

Edmonton OilersConnor McDavid, F

Los Angeles KingsKevin Fiala, F

San Jose SharksErik Karlsson, D

Seattle Kraken – Matty Beniers, F

Vancouver CanucksElias Pettersson, F

Vegas Golden KnightsLogan Thompson, G

Central Division:

Arizona CoyotesClayton Keller, F

Chicago BlackhawksSeth Jones, D

Colorado AvalancheCale Makar, D

Dallas StarsJason Robertson, F

Minnesota Stars – Kirill Kaprizov, F

Nashville PredatorsJuuse Saros, G

St. Louis Blues – Vladimir Tarasenko, F

Winnipeg JetsJosh Morrissey, D

Final rosters and team captains for all four divisions will be unveiled on Jan. 19.

The 2023 All-Star Game festivities are being held in Sunrise, Florida, beginning with the skills competition on Feb. 3 and concluding with the annual 3-on-3 tournament on Feb. 4.

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