Boston Bruins Name Zdeno Chara, Tyler Seguin and Tim Thomas as All-Stars

Evan SelleckContributor IIJanuary 12, 2012

Tyler Seguin
Tyler SeguinPaul Bereswill/Getty Images

With the 2012 NHL All-Star game in Ottawa, Ontario right around the corner, the final positions and names are finally being revealed. It has just been announced via the Boston Bruins' blog—courtesy of the NHL's official announcement, that some of the mostly talked about names within the Bruins' line-up will be heading to the All-Star game.

The Bruins' defenseman Zdeno Chara has been called for All-Star duty, along with forward Tyler Seguin and goalie Tim Thomas. The announcements are not surprising. Zdeno Chara leads the defensive line for the Bruins in pretty much every category. Chara has seven goals and 18 assists, with 25 points. As of right now, Chara is ranked No. 7 among all defensemen in the league.

This is not Tyler Seguin's first appearance in an NHL All-Star game, as the star player was a rookie in last year's event. For the Bruins this season, Seguin has racked up 17 goals and 21 assists. He currently holds 38 points.

As for Tim Thomas, he was awarded with the most fan votes last week as they voted the first six contenders in the All-Star game. He is currently tied for the NHL record for winning the most votes for goaltenders, as this is his third year in a row obtaining that achievement.

Because the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup last season, the coaching staff will be placed behind the bench, including Claude Julien, Geoff Ward, Doug Jarvis and Doug Houda.