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Eichel named to NHL All-Star Game

Sabres captain is lone Buffalo representative

January 03, 2019 - 8:19 am

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550 - Paul Hamilton) - For the second season is a row, Jack Eichel is the only Sabre to be named to the NHL All-Star Game.

In 40 games this season, Eichel has 15 goals and 34 assists for 49 points. Last year in Tampa, Eichel played two games for the Atlantic Division and had a goal and two assists.

This season, the NHL is having a vote for "The Last Man In" for each division. Fans can vote for the final player for all four rosters. Jeff Skinner is one of the choices for the Atlantic Division along with:

  • Patrice Bergeron - Boston
  • Dylan Larkin - Detroit
  • Aleksander Barkov - Florida
  • Shea Weber - Montreal
  • Mark Stone - Ottawa
  • Brayden Point - Tampa Bay
  • Morgan Rielly - Toronto

The NHL's sixth leading scorer, Mitch Marner of Toronto is not on the list for the fan voting because there must be one player from each team. Voting opens Thursday at noon and closes Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Others joining Eichel on the Atlantic Division Team are:

  • Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay
  • Auston Matthews - Toronto (C)
  • David Pastrnak - Boston
  • Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay
  • John Tavares - Toronto
  • Thomas Chabot - Ottawa
  • Keith Yandle - Florida
  • Jimmy Howard - Detroit
  • Carey Price - Montreal
  • The game is Jan. 26 in San Jose.

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