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U.S. Players to Take Part in NHL All-Star Weekend Festivities

By USA Hockey, 01/24/20, 11:30AM EST


Skills competition kicks off weekend on Friday

The NHL All-Star Game will take place in St. Louis, Mo. this weekend with the top American talent on display. In total, 25 American players were selected to participate in All-Star Game festivities, including 15 men and 10 women.

Name Division Hometown
John Carlson Metropolitan Natick, Mass.
Jack Eichel Atlantic North Chelmsford, Mass.
Jake Guentzel ^ Metropolitan Omaha, Neb.
Connor Hellebuyck Central Commerce, Mich.
Quinn Hughes Pacific Orlando, Fla.
Seth Jones Metropolitan Arlington, Texas
Patrick Kane Central Buffalo, N.Y.
Chris Kreider Metropolitan Boxford, Mass.
Auston Matthews ^ Atlantic Scottsdale, Ariz.
T.J. Oshie Metropolitan Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Max Pacioretty Pacific New Canaan, Conn.
Kyle Palmieri ^ Metropolitan Smithtown, N.Y.
Jaccob Slavin Metropolitan Erie, Colo.
Brady Tkachuk Atlantic St. Louis, Mo.
Matthew Tkachuk Pacific St. Louis, Mo.

^ indicates not participating due to injury

Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.), who captained the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team and is the all-time points leader for that team, leads all players participating this weekend by making his ninth NHL All-Star appearance. U.S. players selected to their first All-Star game include Jake Guentzel (Omaha, Neb.), Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.), Matthew Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.), Quinn Hughes (Orlando, Fla.), T.J. Oshie (Mt. Vernon, Wash.), Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.), Jaccob Slavin (Erie, Colo.) and Max Pacioretty (New Canaan, Conn.).

Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.), Kreider, Hughes and Kane all skated for the U.S. in the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia. Seth Jones (Arlington, Texas), helped Team USA claim gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. Brady Tkachuk most recently represented the U.S. as a member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. National Junior Team in 2018 while his brother, Matthew, skated on the 2016 team.

Pacioretty and Oshie represented the United States at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Oshie was a part of an historic shootout win over Russia, where he scored on four of six shootout attempts.

The Metropolitan Division leads the way with seven Americans on their roster, including Guentzel and Kyle Palmieri (Smithtown, N.Y.), who will not be playing due to injury. Three of the four defenseman in that division are Americans: John Carlson (Natick, Mass.), Jones and Slavin.

10 players who previously played on the U.S. Women’s National Team will compete in a 3-on-3 game against top Canadian women’s players on Friday. Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Alex Cavallini (Delafield, Wis.), Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.), Annie Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.) will represent the United States. They will be coached by Olympic gold medalist and Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato (Downers Grove, Ill.).

NBC Sports Network will broadcast the skills competition on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, and the all-star game on Saturday beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET.

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