NHL Announces 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies for 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend

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NHL Announces 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies for 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend

The NHL released the complete list of players who will be taking part in the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa from January 26th-29th on Thursday. In total, 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies were named to the weekend festivities, joining the six players who were originally voted in by the fans through the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting™ presented by Sirius XM: Daniel Alfredsson, Erik Karlsson, Milan Michalek, and Jason Spezza of the host Ottawa Senators, Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.

The 42 Players will be the focal point of the weekend celebrations, which will include the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft (TM), the 2012 Molson Canadian Skills Competition (TM) and will culminate on Sunday, January 29th with the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place (4 p.m., ET, CBC, RDS, NBCSN). 

Below are the additional 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies:

36 Additional All-Stars

Forwards

Corey Perry - Anaheim Ducks
Tyler Seguin - Boston Bruins
Jason Pominville - Buffalo Sabres
Jarome Iginla - Calgary Flames
Marian Hossa - Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane - Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews - Chicago Blackhawks
Jamie Benn - Dallas Stars
Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings
Mikko Koivu - Minnesota Wild
John Tavares - New York Islanders
Marian Gaborik - New York Rangers
Claude Giroux - Philadelphia Flyers
Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins
Logan Couture - San Jose Sharks
Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel - Toronto Maple Leafs
Joffrey Lupul - Toronto Maple Leafs
Daniel Sedin - Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin - Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

Defensemen

Zdeno Chara - Boston Bruins
Brian Campbell - Florida Panthers
Ryan Suter - Nashville Predators
Shea Weber - Nashville Predators
Dan Girardi - New York Rangers
Kimmo Timonen - Philadelphia Flyers
Keith Yandle - Phoenix Coyotes
Alex Edler - Vancouver Canucks
Dennis Wideman - Washington Capitals
Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard - Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Quick - Los Angeles Kings
Carey Price - Montreal Canadiens
Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers
Brian Elliott - St. Louis Blues

12 Rookies

Luke Adam - Buffalo Sabres
Justin Faulk - Carolina Hurricanes
Gabriel Landeskog - Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Johansen - Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Edmonton Oilers
Craig Smith - Nashville Predators
Adam Henrique - New Jersey Devils
Adam Larsson - New Jersey Devils
Colin Greening - Ottawa Senators
Sean Couturier - Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Read - Philadelphia Flyers
Cody Hodgson - Vancouver Canucks

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