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2018 NHL All-Star Tournament Rosters and Discussion

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The stars are out in Tampa this afternoon.

2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

The state of Florida is hosting two all-star exhibitions today - but only one of them has a million bucks on the line.

44 players are in Tampa today for the NHL All-Star tournament, featuring three-on-three mini games between the divisions that will end with one team returning home with a share of the $1 million top prize. Last night’s skills competition saw demonstrations like Brock Boeser besting even Sidney Crosby at the accuracy shooting, Johnny Gaudreau posting a time going first in the puck control relay that no one else could match, and Alex Ovechkin becoming the first forward to win the hardest shot competition in 16 years.

What impact will that have today? Probably nothing, but what the heck, let’s pretend we have some storylines anyway.

Here are the rosters for the four teams. The two Western Conference teams will play each other first, followed by the two divisions from the East, and the winners will face off for the million dollar bonus.


Central Division

Coach: Peter Laviolette (Predators)

Goalies

Pekka Rinne (Predators)
Connor Hellebuyck (Jets)

Defensemen

John Klingberg (Stars)
Alex Pietrangelo (Blues)
P.K. Subban (Predators) (captain)

Forwards

Brayden Schenn (Blues)
Eric Staal (Wild)
Blake Wheeler (Jets)
Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche)
Patrick Kane (Blackhawks)
Tyler Seguin (Stars)


Pacific Division

Coach: Gerard Gallant (Golden Knights)

Goalies

Marc-Andre Fleury (Golden Knights)
Mike Smith (Flames)

Defensemen

Drew Doughty (Kings)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Coyotes)
Brent Burns (Sharks)

Forwards

Anze Kopitar (Kings)
Brock Boeser (Canucks)
Johnny Gaudreau (Flames)
James Neal (Golden Knights)
Rickard Rakell (Ducks)
Connor McDavid (Oilers) (captain)


Metropolitan Division

Coach: Barry Trotz (Capitals)

Goaltenders

Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers)
Braden Holtby (Capitals)

Defensemen

Noah Hanifin (Hurricanes)
Kris Letang (Penguins)
Zach Werenski (Blue Jackets)

Forwards

Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) (captain)
Brian Boyle (Devils)
Josh Bailey (Islanders)
Claude Giroux (Flyers)
Sidney Crosby (Penguins)
John Tavares (Islanders)


Atlantic Division

Coach: Jon Cooper (Lightning)

Goaltenders

Carey Price (Canadiens)
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Lightning)

Defensemen

Mike Green (Red Wings)
Erik Karlsson (Senators)

Forwards

Brayden Point (Lightning)
Jack Eichel (Sabres)
Aleksander Barkov (Panthers)
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)
Brad Marchand (Bruins)
Nikita Kucherov (Lightning)
Steven Stamkos (Lightning) (captain)