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Chara, Seguin & Thomas are All-Stars

The trio will head to Ottawa for 2012 All-Star Game

Thursday, 01.12.2012 / 12:46 PM / News
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Chara, Seguin & Thomas are All-Stars
BOSTON, MA – Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Tyler Seguin will join goaltender Tim Thomas and the Bruins coaching staff at the upcoming 2012 NHL All-Star game in Ottawa, ON, the NHL announced today.

Chara leads all Bruins defensemen in almost every offensive category, including goals (7), assists (18), points (25), time on ice (24:29), plus/minus (+27), power play goals (5) and shots (110). He currently ranks seventh amongst all NHL defensemen in points, leads all defensemen in plus/minus and is tied for the league lead in power play goals.

A four-time Hardest Shot king, Chara has won the last four Hardest Shot competitions at the NHL All-Star Skills Competitions. Last year, he broke his own Hardest Shot record with a 105.9 MPH blast in Raleigh, NC. Chara recorded triple-digit shots of 100.4 MPH in 2007, 103.1 MPH in 2008, and 105.4 MPH in 2009 to win those respective competitions.

Seguin participated in last year’s All-Star festivities as a rookie. He is Boston’s leading scorer this season with 17 goals and 21 assists for 38 points. He also leads the NHL in plus/minus with a +33 rating.

Last week, fan voting determined the first six players for the January 29 game to be held at Scotiabank Place. Thomas earned the highest vote total among all goaltenders. He has been the winning goaltender during the last three All-Star games, which ties a NHL record.

By virtue of winning the Stanley Cup last season, the Bruins coaching staff of Claude Julien and assistants Doug Houda, Geoff Ward and Doug Jarvis will be behind the bench.

The remaining pool of players is comprised of 36 more veterans and 12 rookies, who will be selected in a Fantasy Draft format and participate in the Honda SuperSkills competition at All-Star Weekend. Including rookies, each All-Star team will have a total of 27 players. The full player pool and schedule information is listed below:

36 Additional All-Stars:

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

Schedule:

Thursday, January 26

NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft, 8 p.m. ET (Televised on NBC Sports Network)

Saturday, January 28
Skills Competition, 7 p.m. ET (Televised on NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, January 29
NHL All-Star Game, 4 p.m. ET (Televised on NBC Sports Network)

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