NHL Announces Roster for All-Star Weekend

January 12, 2012

A total of 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies were selected by the National Hockey League today, joining the following six players already elected by the fans: Daniel Alfredsson, Erik Karlsson, Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza of the host Ottawa Senators; Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs; and Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.

The 42 All-Stars will play in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, January 29th in Ottawa. The 12 NHL Rookies, along with the 42 All-Stars, will participate in the All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, January 28.

Following the success of last year's format, the All-Star Player Fantasy Draft will be held on Thursday, January 26, to divide the All-Stars and Rookies into two teams. Captains for each team will be announced next week.

Below are the additional 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies:

Forwards

Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks
Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins
Jason Pominville, Buffalo Sabres
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
John Tavares , New York Islanders
Marian Gaborik , New York Rangers
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin , Washington Capitals

Defensemen

Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
Brian Campbell , Florida Panthers
Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
Dan Girardi , New York Rangers
Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers
Keith Yandle, Phoenix Coyotes
Alex Edler, Vancouver Canucks
Dennis Wideman , Washington Capitals
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues

12 Rookies

Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres
Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
Gabriel Landeskog , Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
Craig Smith, Nashville Predators
Adam Henrique , New Jersey Devils
Adam Larsson , New Jersey Devils
Colin Greening, Ottawa Senators
Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Read, Philadelphia Flyers
Cody Hodgson, Vancouver Canucks

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald

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