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Staal, Lidstrom To Pick NHL All-Star Squads

Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The NHL’s All-Star teams will be selected by Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom.

They have been appointed captains for the Jan. 30 game in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will lead teams carrying their names. Staal plays for the hometown Carolina Hurricanes. Lidstrom is the captain of the Detroit Red Wings.

The All-Stars were determined in a fan vote, and the players selected voted on the captains. The game features a revamped format this year. Staal and Lidstrom will select their teams in a live draft two days before the game.

Chicago is well represented for the All-Star festivities later this month, as captain Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith were among six players voted into the game in fan balloting. They were joined by forwards Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.

The Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the rest of the fan’s six picks, as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury claimed the other elected spots.

The alternate captains are still to be determined. They will provide input during the draft.

36 Additional All-Stars

Forwards

Corey Perry – Anaheim Ducks
Jarome Iginla – Calgary Flames
Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes
Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche
Rick Nash – Columbus Blue Jackets
Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars
Brad Richards – Dallas Stars
Ales Hemsky – Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias – New Jersey Devils
Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers
David Backes – St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Kesler – Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals

Defensemen

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta Thrashers
Tobias Enstrom – Atlanta Thrashers
Zdeno Chara – Boston Bruins
Nicklas Lidstrom – Detroit Red Wings
Brent Burns – Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber – Nashville Predators
Marc Staal – New York Rangers
Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators
Dan Boyle – San Jose Sharks
Mike Green – Washington Capitals

Goaltenders

Jonas Hiller – Anaheim Ducks
Tim Thomas – Boston Bruins
Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes
Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers

12 Rookies

Cam Fowler – Anaheim Ducks
Tyler Seguin – Boston Bruins
Tyler Ennis – Buffalo Sabres
Jeff Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes
Kevin Shattenkirk – Colorado Avalanche
Jordan Eberle – Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers
Evgeny Dadonov – Florida Panthers
Michael Grabner – New York Islanders
Derek Stepan – New York Rangers
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Phoenix Coyotes
Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks

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