2011 NHL All Star Game: Eric Staal Pleases The Home Crowd

RALEIGH NC - JANUARY 28: Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes answers questions during NHL All Star Player Media Availability apart of the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center on January 28 2011 in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Eric Staal kept true to his pre-draft promise and picked his buddy, Cam Ward as the first overall pick of the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft.  After Ward, alternate captain Mike Green took his teammate Alex Ovechkin, then after splitting up the Sedin twins, Team Staal went after defense and selected Zdeno Chara. 

Staal eventually chose his brother Marc, and then a bit later made the home crowd happy by picking the youngest player in the league and the youngest player ever to be selected to a modern era All Star Game, Jeff Skinner.

Skinner was treated like a rock star most of the day at the Fan Fair as he started out signing autographs for over 90 minutes at the Upper Deck booth, then was interviewed by John Forslund in the XM Theater.  But it didn't stop there.  The youngster was sought after by most of the throng of media attending the event.

 

Skinner_scrum_medium

 

The Fan Fair was a tremendous success the first day and drew a huge crowd. I had a busy day and took a lot of video which I'll be sorting out later tonight and tomorrow. 

 

Here are the draft results:

 

ROUND 1

1. Cam Ward, G, Team Staal

2. Steven Stamkos, C, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 2

3. Alexander Ovechkin, RW, Team Staal

4. Duncan Keith, D, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 3

5. Daniel Sedin, W, Team Staal

6. Henrik Sedin, C, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 4

7. Zdeno Chara, D, Team Staal

8. Shea Weber, D, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 5

9. Rick Nash, W, Team Staal

10. Tim Thomas, G, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 6

11. Henrik Lundqvist, G, Team Staal

12. Daniel Briere, C/W, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 7

13. Marc Staal, D, Team Staal

14. Dustin Byfuglien, D, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 8

15. Patrick Sharp, LW, Team Staal

16. Jonathan Toews, C, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 9

17. Dan Boyle, D, Team Staal

18. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 10

19. Carey Price, G, Team Staal

20. Jonas Hiller, G, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 11

21. Jeff Skinner, C, Team Staal

22. Brad Richards, C, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 12

23. Kris Letang, D, Team Staal

24. Keith Yandle, D, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 13

25. Claude Giroux, RW, Team Staal

26. Brent Burns, D, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 14

27. Erik Karlsson, D, Team Staal

28. Martin Havlat, RW, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 15

29. Corey Perry, RW, Team Staal

30. Anze Kopitar, C, Team Lidstrom

ROOKIE ROUND

Team Staal: Logan Cuture, C; Tyler Ennis, LW; Michael Grabner, RW; Jamie McBain, D; Tyler Seguin, C; P.K. Subban, D. 

Team Lidstrom: Evgeny Dadonov, RW; Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D; Cam Fowler, D; Taylor Hall, LW; Kevin Shattenkirk, D; Derek Stepan, C.

ROUND 16

31. Patrik Elias, LW, Team Staal

32. Matt Duchene, C, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 17

33. David Backes, RW, Team Staal

34. Loui Eriksson, LW, Team Lidstrom

ROUND 18

35. Paul Stastny, C, Team Staal

36. Phil Kessel, RW. Team Lidstrom

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canes Country

You must be a member of Canes Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canes Country. You should read them.

Join Canes Country

You must be a member of Canes Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canes Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker