CANUCKS BANTER By Andrew Chernoff January 7, 2016
Vancouver, B.C. – The National Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin has been named as one of six forwards to represent Team Pacific Division in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game and Weekend, to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Bridgestone Arena (2 p.m., PST). The All-Stars will participate in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Bridgestone Arena (4 p.m., PST).
Sedin, 35, will be making his third NHL All-Star Game appearance. He has skated in 40 games for Vancouver and leads the team in in points (38, which also ranks t-9th in the NHL), goals (17, which ranks t-11th in the NHL), power play goals (5), power play points (13), and game-winning goals (4). He also ranks second on the club in assists (21) and shots on goal (138). Earlier this season, the Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native registered his 900th career NHL point and he is now only three goals from surpassing Markus Naslund (346) for first all-time in franchise goals.
Below is the additional All-Stars selected for Team Pacific Division along with Daniel Sedin:
F Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
F Taylor Hall (EDM)
F Joe Pavelski (SJS)
F Corey Perry (ANA)
F John Scott (ARI)*
D Brent Burns (SJS)
D Drew Doughty (LAK)
D Mark Giordano (CGY)
G John Gibson (ANA)
G Jonathan Quick (LAK)