Advertisement
  1. Lightning

Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov make NHL All-Star team

Nikita Kucherov, left, and Victor Hedman, right, were named All-Stars.
Published Jan. 10, 2017

The Lightning will have two first-time All-Stars this season, with defenseman Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov named to the Atlantic Division team Tuesday.

Hedman, 26, one of the league's top defensemen, ranks second on the Lightning in points with 37, a team-high 30 assists. The 6-foot-6 Swede has carried a large load this season, averaging more than 24 minutes per game (two higher than career average).

Kucherov, 23, leads the Lightning in goals (16) and points (39). He was among the league leaders in both categories until a lower body injury sidelined him in December. He's in the first year of a three-year deal signed right before the season.

The All-Star Game will be held Jan. 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game Rosters

Atlantic Division Central Division
F Nikita Kucherov (TBL) F Patrick Kane (CHI)
F Brad Marchand (BOS) F Patrik Laine (WPG)
F Auston Matthews (TOR) F Nathan MacKinnon (COL)
F Frans Nielsen (DET) F Tyler Seguin (DAL)
F Kyle Okposo (BUF) F Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
F Vincent Trocheck (FLA) F Jonathan Toews (CHI)
D Victor Hedman (TBL) D Duncan Keith (CHI)
D Erik Karlsson (OTT) D P.K. Subban (NSH)*
D Shea Weber (MTL) D Ryan Suter (MIN)
G Carey Price (MTL)* G Corey Crawford (CHI)
G Tuukka Rask (BOS) G Devan Dubnyk (MIN)

Metropolitan Division Pacific Division
F Sidney Crosby (PIT)* F Jeff Carter (LAK)
F Taylor Hall (NJD) F Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
F Evgeni Malkin (PIT) F Bo Horvat (VAN)
F Alex Ovechkin (WSH) F Ryan Kesler (ANA)
F Wayne Simmonds (PHI) F Connor McDavid (EDM)*
F John Tavares (NYI) F Joe Pavelski (SJS)
D Justin Faulk (CAR) D Brent Burns (SJS)
D Seth Jones (CBJ) D Drew Doughty (LAK)
D Ryan McDonagh (NYR) D Cam Fowler (ANA)
G Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ) G Martin Jones (SJS)
G Braden Holtby (WSH) G Mike Smith (ARI)

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. DIRK SHADD   |   Times  
Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) beats Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) to score shorthanded making the score 3 to 1 during third period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (12/06/18).  SHADD, DIRK  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Tampa Bay plays four games in six nights against the Islanders, Panthers, Bruins and Capitals ... oh my
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning center Carter Verhaeghe (23) celebrates his first NHL career goal as he returns to the bench with his team cheering as the Bolts go up 7-1 during third period action at Amalie Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Tampa.  DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The rookie has been close for weeks but finally got that first one in the final minute of Saturday’s game.
  3. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98)  battles San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) in front of the net in the defensive zone during second period action at Amalie Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    After 10 games playing with 11 forwards and seven defenseman, Jon Cooper goes back to the usual lineup.
  4. Tampa Bay dominates San Jose in a goal-a-thon
  5. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) look on as the Minnesota Wild celebrate their goal scored by right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) to go up 5 to 4 during third period action at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 in Tampa. The Wild scored the goal just 8 seconds after Lightning Alex Killorn (17) scored a goal to tie the score 4-4. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    They believe they’re playing well but their lapses have been costly.
  6. The scoreboard on 90's night before the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena on DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The few players who remember the 90′s shared their favorite parts of the decade
  7. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) look on as the Minnesota Wild celebrate their goal scored by right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) to go up 5 to 4 during third period action at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 in Tampa. The Wild scored the goal just 8 seconds after Lightning Alex Killorn (17) scored a goal to tie the score 4-4. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Tampa Bay gives up five goals, leaving the coach to slam its defensive effort.
  8. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates beating Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock (32) to score his 100th career goal during second period action at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The loss to Minnesota puts a damper on the milestone, but he’s the first Tampa Bay defenseman to do it.
  9. Hedman scores his 100th career goal as the Bolts are defeated
  10. This undated photo provided by the Cook County Jail in Grand Marais, Minn., shows Mark Pavelich. The family of Pavelich, a player on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey team, believes concussions and blows he received during his playing career have contributed to his current legal troubles. He is charged with beating a neighbor with a metal pole.  (Cook County Jail via AP) AP
    The family of Mark Pavelich, who assisted on the winning goal in the 1980 victory over the Soviet Union, believes he has been affected by repeated concussions from his playing days.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement