The National Hockey League has announced the 2019 All Star Game rosters. Here is how the rosters are looking for each Division:
For the Atlantic Division, they will be captained by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, who will be joined by his Leafs teammate John Tavares. Also the Tampa Bay Lightning have two representatives with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. Both David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins and Thomas Chabot of the Ottawa Senators are both making their first All Star Game appearances.
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon will captain the Central Division and will be joined by teammate Mikko Rantanen. Both the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators also have two representatives with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, and Roman Josi and Pekka Rinne respectively. Dallas Stars defensive stalwart Miro Heiskanen, along with Scheifele and Rantanen will all be making their first All Star appearances.
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers will captain the Pacific Division as voted by the fans. McDavid will be joined by three members of the host San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, and Erik Karlsson. While Karlsson will be making his first All Star appearance as a Shark, both Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes and rookie sensation Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks will both be making their first All Star appearances.
For the Metropolitan Division, while fan selected captain Alex Ovechkin will not be participating, the Washington Capitals will represented by goaltender Braden Holtby, and defenseman John Carlson. The Columbus Blue Jackets would also have two representatives with forward Cam Atkinson, and defenseman Seth Jones. Along with Carlson, Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes, and Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders will all be making their first All Star appearances.
Each roster will have one more player added that will be voted on by the fans in the 2019 NHL All Star Last Men In fan vote. The players eligible for this vote will be unveiled during the first intermission of the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers game on NBC Sports Network, and the Canucks and Senators game on Sportsnet.