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21:06  11 january  2019
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The 2019 National Hockey League All - Star Game will be held at SAP Center in San Jose, home of the San Jose Sharks on January 26, 2019 . San Jose last held the NHL All Star Game in 1997.

NHL All - Star Game . NHL Stadium Series. For the first time, you have the chance to send one more player from each division to San Jose in the NHL All - Star Last Men In presented by adidas.

NHL announces 'Last Men In' for 2019 All-Star Game© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The votes have been counted, and the final four players for the 2019 All-Star Game have been announced. The “Last Men In” this year are Jeff Skinner (Atlantic), Kris Letang (Metropolitan), Gabriel Landeskog (Central) and Leon Draisaitl (Pacific).

While this was obviously a fan vote, it does come with some interesting consequences. First of all, it means that the Montreal Canadiens will not have a representative included at the event, after Carey Price decided to pull out due to nagging injuries. Shea Weber was up for the Atlantic fan vote but lost to Skinner, leaving Montreal on the outside looking in while also having to sit Price for at least one game.

Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game, be suspended 1 game

Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game, be suspended 1 game Alex Ovechkin will skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension.The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday. The team says the NHL's leading goal-scorer wants to take advantage of the adjoining bye week to prepare for the second half of the season. "My body needs a rest," Ovechkin said after practice on Wednesday. The 33-year-old has played in all 33 games this season and leads the Capitals with 45 points. Washington's final game before the All-Star break is Jan. 23 at Toronto. The All-Star game is Jan.

The 2019 SAP NHL ® All - Star Skills™ and 2019 Honda NHL ® All - Star Game are NHL ® operated events and are subject to different purchase opportunities than a typical Sharks game . Sharks365 Members have priority access to choose seats but cannot be guaranteed their own Sharks seat

Coming Up. NHL All - Star Game . NHL Stadium Series. European Game of the Week. Willkommen auf NHL .com, der offiziellen Seite der National Hockey League . 2019 Honda NHL ® All - Star Weekend. SAP Center. Vote for Last Men In .

There will also be plenty of deserving candidates that have been left out, perhaps most notably Mark Giordano and Morgan Rielly who look ready to challenge for the Norris Trophy this year given their outstanding offensive production. Giordano’s team will in fact only have a single representative at the event despite the Calgary Flames currently being in first place in the entire Western Conference and second in the NHL.

Still, all four of these players are deserving of accolades this season and were obviously the fan favorites. That’s what the All-Star Game is all about, and the crowd in San Jose will surely be pleased to see the incredible talents each can bring. The game is set for Jan. 26.

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NHL announces 'Last Men In' for 2019 All-Star Game

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