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The Captain and Johnny Gaudreau tabbed for the NHL All Star Game

The NHL announced it's ASG lineup and Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano get the nod



The NHL announced it’s 2015-16 All Star rosters. Flames sophomore winger Johnny Gaudreau and blue line stalwart Mark Giordano both will make their second consecutive trip to the mid season showcase. Here’s the rosters for the 4 teams that will comprise the new 3 on 3 tournament format:

Atlantic Division Central Division
Patrice Bergeron (F) Boston Jaime Benn (F) Dallas
(C) Jaromir Jagr (F) Florida Matt Duchene (F) Colorado
Leo Komarov (F) Toronto (C) Patrick Kane (F) Chicago
Dylan Larkin (F) Dertoit Tyler Seguin (F) Dallas
Ryan O’Reilly (F) Buffalo Vladimir Terasenko (F) St. Louis
Steven Stamkos (F) Tampa Jonathan Toews (F) Chicago
Aaron Ekblad (D) Florida Dustin Byfuglien (D) Winnipeg
Erik Karlsson (D) Ottawa Roman Josi (D) Nashville
P.K. Subban (D) Montreal Shea Weber (D) Nashville
Ben Bishop (G) Tampa Devan Dubnyk (G) Minnesota
Roberto Luongo (G) Florida Pekka Rinne (G) Nashville

Metropolitan Division Pacific Division
Niklas Backstrom (F) Washington Johnny Gaudreau (F) Calgary
Claude Giroux (F) Philadelphia Taylor Hall (F) Edmonton
Evgeni Malkin (F) Pittsburgh Joe Pavelski (F) San Jose
(C) Alex Ovechkin (Washington) Corey Perry (F) Anaheim
Brandon Saad (F) Columbus (C) John Scott (F) Phoenix
Jonathan Tavares (F) NY Islanders Daniel Sedin (F) Vancouver
Justin Faulk (D) Carolina Brent Burns (D) San Jose
Kris Letang (D) Pittsburgh Drew Doughty (D) LA
Ryan McDonagh (D) NY Rangers Mark Giordano (D) Calgary
Braden Holtby (G) Washington John Gibson (G) Anaheim
Cory Schneider (G) NJ Jonathan Quick (G) LA


Atlantic: Gerard Gallant (Florida), Metropolitan: Barry Trotz (Washington) Central: Lindy Ruff (Dallas), Pacific: Darryl Sutter (LA)

The NHL is experimenting with a new All Star Game, 3 on 3 format this season. Here are the rules for play from

"In the new format, each division has a roster of six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies. One player from each division was voted onto the team by the fans and will serve as captain. Each All-Star team will have at least one player from every team in its division.The game, to be played Sunday, Jan. 31 (5 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports), will be a 3-on-3 tournament pitting the four divisions against one another in a winner-take-all format. The Atlantic Division will face the Metropolitan Division in one semifinal and the Central Division will face the Pacific Division in the other semifinal. The winners play in the championship game.

Games will be 20 minutes in length and will be decided by a shootout if tied after the 20 minutes.

The 44 players will also be involved in the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports)."

by Mark Parkinson