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Fans elect Buffalo Sabres' Jeff Skinner, plus Landeskog, Letang and Draisaitl, as 2019 NHL All-Star 'Last Men In' presented by adidas


Fri, Jan 11th 2019 04:35 pm

Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (Atlantic), Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (Central), Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (Metropolitan) and Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (Pacific) have been awarded the final roster spots for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend as a result of voting in the 2019 NHL All-Star “Last Men In” presented by adidas.

More than 11.5-million votes were cast over the seven-day period (Jan. 3-10) for the newly created 2019 NHL All-Star “Last Men In.” That included a single-day high of more than 2‑million votes on Thursday, the final day of balloting.

Fans worldwide were able to cast their votes at NHL.com/Vote and via the NHL app from a group of 31 all-star-caliber players (determined by the league’s hockey operations department). Fans were permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per day for each user was 10.

Skinner will make his second All-Star Game appearance and first since his Calder Trophy-winning season of 2010-11 (with Carolina). Letang will be playing in his fifth All-Star Game, adding to selections in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2018. Landeskog and Draisaitl both will be making their All-Star Game debuts.

The 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will once again consist of a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring four teams – one for each NHL division.

The Sharks and city of San Jose will host the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, from Jan. 25‑26, including the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills on Friday, Jan. 25 (9 p.m. ET, NBCSN), and the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 26 (8 p.m., NBC). The 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend marks the second time NHL All-Star activities will take place in San Jose. The Sharks previously hosted the event in 1997.

Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar. For more information on the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, visit NHL.com/Fans/All-Star.

Sabres forward Jack Eichel also was named an all-star. It’s his second appearance.

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