Pastrnak And Rask To Represent Bruins At All-Star Game; Bergeron In Last Man In Vote
The NHL announced it’s 2020 NHL All-Star Game rosters Monday and Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will represent the Atlantic Division on January 25 in St. Louis. Rask will join David Pastrnak who was selected by the fans as the Atlantic Division captain last week. The league also announced that Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron has been voted in as part of the NHL All-Star Last Man In Vote.
Rask was one of 37 All-Star players selected by the NHL’s Hockey Operations Department, joining three of the four division captains elected by fans via the 2020 NHL All-Star Fan Vote. The Last Man In Votes allows one player from each team to join a pool of 31 players from which fans can select four (one from each division) to join their respective All-Star rosters.
Amazingly, Brad Marchand – who is tied with Pastrnak for third in points with 58 and second in assists with Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl with 39 helpers each – was not selected to not just the original roster but also the Last Man In Vote. Marchand was the only player currently in the NHL’s top ten in scoring not selected via either method of voting.
This will be the second All-Star game for Rask who was selected for the 2017 game. The Bruins netminder is 15-4-5 on the year, with a GAA of 2.31 and a save percentage of .923.
Pastrnak will also be playing in his second All-Star game after playing in the 2019 game. Pastrnak currently leads the NHL in goals with 29 lamplighters.
If Bergeron is voted in, this would be the third All-Star game for the 34-year-old who is 16 seasons and 1,059 games into an illustrious and likely hall of fame career after being drafted in the second round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Bergeron has 17 goals and 18 assists and six lamplighters in his last four games.
Here’s the full NHL All-Star roster thus far:
F David Pastrnak
F Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
F Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings
F Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers
F Anthony Duclair, Ottawa Senators
F Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
D Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
D Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
G Tuukka Rask
G Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs
F Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
F *Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
F Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
F Eric Staal, Minnesota Wild
F Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues
F Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
D Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
D Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
G Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
G Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues
F Kyle Palmieri, New Jersey Devils
F Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
F Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
F Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers
F Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins
D John Carlson, Washington Capitals
D Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes
D Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
G Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
G Joonas Korpisalo, Columbus Blue Jackets
F Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks
F *Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
F Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
F Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
F Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks
F Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames
D Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames
G Darcy Kuemper, Arizona Coyotes
G Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights