Pietrangelo, 27, has 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) and a +12 rating through 42 games this season. He also has team-highs in game-winning goals (four), overtime goals (two), power-play points (17) and shots (136). It will be the fifth All-Star Game for the Canadiens' 30-year-old goalie. Pietrangelo, the Blues' captain and one of the league's top-scoring defensemen, and Schenn, who is tied for the team lead in scoring in his first season in St. Louis, will play in the January 28 game in Tampa. Among NHL defensemen, he is tied for eighth in goals and 11 in points.
Jones was the first pick, fourth overall, of the Nashville Predators in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Aanchal Thakur Becomes First Indian to Win an International Medal in Skiing
Ms Thakur, a resident of Manali in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, won the medal in the slalom race category. Taking to his official Twitter account, PM Modi wrote that the entire country is ecstatic by her "historic accomplishment".
The NHL revealed that winger Patrick Kane will be the lone player from the Blackhawks on this year's squad. The teams also feature three defensemen and two goalies. Players from each of the divisions comprise the four teams in a single-elimination tournament. The Atlantic Division will face the Metropolitan Division in one semifinal and the Central Division will face the Pacific Division in the other semifinal. Games will be 20 minutes in length and will be decided by a shootout if tied after the 20 minutes. The league announced the full All-Star rosters on Wednesday as selected by the NHL's hockey operations department.
Top scorer Nikita Kucherov, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and defenseman Victor Hedman will join captain Steven Stamkos for the skills competition and 3-on-3 tournament January 27-28 in Tampa, Florida.