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Golden Knights Logan Thompson Named To NHL All-Star Game

Logan Thompson has been named the first Vegas Golden Knights representative for the 2023 NHL All-Star Game. The first 32 players for the 2023…



Logan Thompson has been named the first Vegas Golden Knights representative for the 2023 NHL All-Star Game. The first 32 players for the 2023 All-Star Game, which will take place in Sunrise, Florida, on Feb 3rd and Feb 4th, were revealed by the NHL Thursday night. These players were selected by the NHL's Department of Hockey Operations and feature one player for all teams to form the basis of the All-Star Game rosters. A list of all players can be found here.

The rookie Thompson has played in 28 games for the Golden Knights this season, taking over the starting role from injured Robin Lehner. He has an 18-9-1 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.61 goals-against average.

This is the first All-Star Game selection for Thompson. Last season the NHL All-Star Game was in Las Vegas, and Jonathan Marchessault, Mark Stone, Alex Pietrangelo, as well as former head coach Peter DeBoer, participated in the event.

NHL fans will have the chance to vote in the remaining players to round out the rosters from now until Jan. 17th. They can do so by going to the NHL's official Game Zone website or Tweeting the player's name followed by #NHLAllStarVote. For example- Jack Eichel #NHLAllStarVote.

"After reviewing campaign data and fan feedback from recent All-Star Fan Vote campaigns, we noted that our fans want the opportunity to have more influence on our All-Star Roster selection. We expanded the number of players on the ballots and introduced social voting opportunities for the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by Guaranteed Rate," said NHL chief marketing officer Heidi Browning.

Giving the fans the power to vote in the remaining roster players will certainly be entertaining. In previous seasons fans were only able to vote in team captains from a selected group of players. Now, the floodgates are open for anyone in the NHL to be picked to attend.

NHL fans have rallied together in the past to get unlikely players to the ASG, specifically with John Scott in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. Scott, a 6-foot-8, 260-pound known bruiser who scored 11 points in 286 NHL games, had a blast at the All-Star Game in Nashville and has lived on in hockey folklore since.

NHL fans, on behalf of all media, I am begging you to come together and vote for a "non-traditional" player for the 2023 All-Star Game. The John Scott story was one of the best stories in recent hockey memory, and we need more of that!


Updated Final Rosters

Metro: Sidney Crosby (PIT), Johnny Gaudreau (CBJ), Kevin Hayes (PHI), Jack Hughes (NJD), Brock Nelson (NYI), Alex Ovechkin (WSH), Andre Svechnikov (CAR), Igor Shesterkin (NYR), Artemi Panarin (NYR), Adam Fox (NYR), Ilya Sorokin (NYI), Head coach Rod Brind A'Mour (CAR).

Atlantic: Nikita Kucherov (TBL), Dylan Larkin (DET), Mitch Marner (TOR), Nick Suzuki (MTL), Tage Thompson (BUF), Brady Tkachuk (OTT), Matthew Tkachuk (FLA), Linus Ullmark (BOS), Auston Matthews (TOR), David Pastrnak (BOS), Andrei Vasilevskiy (TBL), Head coach Jim Montgomery (BOS).

Central: Kirill Kaprizov (MIN), Clayton Keller (ARZ), Jason Robertson (DAL), Vladamir Tarasenko (STL), Seth Jones (CHI), Cale Makar (COL), Josh Morrissey (WPG), Juuse Saros (NSH), Mikko Rantanen (COL), Nathan Mackinnon (COL), Connor Hellebuyck (WPG), Head coach Peter DeBoer (DAL).

Pacific: Matty Beniers (SEA), Kevin Fiala (LAK), Nazem Kadri (CGY), Connor McDavid (EDM), Elias Pettersson (VAN), Troy Terry (ANA), Erik Karlsson (SJS), Logan Thompson (VGK), Leon Draisaitl (EDM), Bo Horvat (VAN), Stuart Skinner (EDM), G, Head coach Bruce Cassidy (VGK).