McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon and Ovechkin chosen as All-Star Game captains

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McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon and Ovechkin chosen as All-Star Game captains

This just in, the NHL has revealed its All-Star Game rosters for the upcoming  2022 NHL® All-Star Game scheduled for February 3rd and 4th, 2022.

The teams will be captained by Connor McDavid (Pacific Division), Auston Matthews (Atlantic Division), Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan Division) and Nathan MacKinnon (Central Division).

Check out the full rosters:

2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend Rosters

Atlantic Division (All-Star Appearance)

F Drake Batherson, OTT (1st)

F Patrice Bergeron, BOS (3rd)

F Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA (2nd)

F Dylan Larkin, DET (2nd)

F Auston Matthews, TOR (4th)*

F Nick Suzuki, MTL (1st)

D Rasmus Dahlin, BUF (1st)

D Victor Hedman, TBL (3rd)

G Jack Campbell, TOR (1st)

G Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (4th)

Central Division (All-Star Appearance)

F Kyle Connor, WPG (1st)

F Alex DeBrincat, CHI (1st)

F Kirill Kaprizov, MIN (1st)

F Clayton Keller, ARI (2nd)

F Jordan Kyrou, STL (1st)

F Nathan MacKinnon, COL (4th)*

F Joe Pavelski, DAL (4th)

D Cale Makar, COL (1st)

G Juuse Saros, NSH (1st)

G Cam Talbot, MIN (1st)

Metropolitan Division (All-Star Appearance)

F Sebastian Aho, CAR (2nd)

F Claude Giroux, PHI (7th)

F Jack Hughes, NJD (1st)

F Chris Kreider, NYR (2nd)

F Alex Ovechkin, WSH (8th)*

D Adam Fox, NYR (1st)

D Adam Pelech, NYI (1st)

D Zach Werenski, CBJ (2nd)

G Frederik Andersen, CAR (2nd)

G Tristan Jarry, PIT (2nd)

Pacific Division (All-Star Appearance)

F Leon Draisaitl, EDM (3rd)

F Jordan Eberle, SEA (2nd)

F Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (6th)

F Adrian Kempe, LAK (1st)

F Connor McDavid, EDM (5th)*

F Timo Meier, SJS (1st)

F Mark Stone, VGK (1st)

D Alex Pietrangelo, VGK (3rd)

G Thatcher Demko, VAN (1st)

G John Gibson, ANA (3rd)


Now, these aren't the complete rosters however as each team will have one more player added by popular fan vote. To vote in the "Last Man In" click the link below (ignore the plea for Jonathan Marchessault as it's the only link I could find on Twitter... :

Now if you're like me and you're sitting here thinking, "Wow... I'm surprised that the NHL is actually having an All-Star Break considering that they have so many games to make up and that they backed out of the Olympics." Well... just remember that the NHL makes no money off the Olympics and that they have some pretty iron clad contracts with sponsors for the All-Star Game that they have to honor.

Silly me... I thought the NHL was about hockey not dollars and cents...