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NHL all-star teams revealed


Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will miss out on this year's all-star festivities. (QMI Agency)

Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will miss out on this year's all-star festivities. (QMI Agency)

Let the second guessing begin.

The National Hockey League announced Saturday night the full roster of players that will compete in the upcoming 2015 all-star weekend in Columbus Jan. 23-26.

And for fans in Canadian cities, there certainly will be some debate.

For example, attention Habs backers: there will be no P.K. Subban. Goaltender Carey Price will be the only representative of the Montreal Canadiens.

Out in Vancouver, the Sedin twins learned that they didn’t get invited either. Offseason free agent pickup Radim Vrbata will be the lone Canuck to take part.

The Flames and Senators each have two players travelling to Columbus. Defenceman Mark Giordano and rookie Johnny Gaudreau will be Calgary’s participants while Bobby Ryan and freshman Mike Hoffman will represent the Sens.

Phil Kessel will be the lone Maple Leaf taking part. Edmonton will be represented by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins while Dustin Byfuglien is Winnipeg’s only player in the festivities.

Some of the other notable names not selected to take part: Colorado forwards Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon; Kings forward Jeff Carter; Sharks forwards Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture; and Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, just to name a few.

A total of 36 All-Stars and six Rookies were selected by the NHL, joining the first six players elected by fans in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote: Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres and Corey Crawford, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Below are the additional 36 All-Stars and six Rookies announced Saturday night:


  • Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
  • Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
  • Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
  • Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
  • Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils
  • John Tavares, New York Islanders
  • Rick Nash, New York Rangers
  • Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators
  • Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
  • Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
  • Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
  • Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Radim Vrbata, Vancouver Canucks
  • Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals


  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
  • Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames
  • Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche
  • Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
  • Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
  • Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
  • Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
  • Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues
  • Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets


  • Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
  • Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers
  • Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
  • Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators



  • Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
  • Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
  • Tanner Pearson, Los Angeles Kings
  • Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
  • Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators
  • Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning



Are Canadian teams underrepresented this season?

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