The NHL announced the 2017 NHL All-Star Game rosters today, which feature one former Eagles: Johnny Gaudreau. This is Gaudreau’s third All-Star Game and his third full NHL season. He spoke to the Calgary Flames about the honor earlier this afternoon.
Gaudreau is tied for the lead on the Flames with 27 points, despite missing a few weeks early in the season due to a broken finger. Gaudreau has 10 goals and 17 assists so far this season. The Flames have been struggling this year and both Gaudreau and Sean Monahan have been less offensively productive than the team would like, but even when he isn’t at his best, Gaudreau is terrific.
Gaudreau will play on the Pacific Team, led by Connor McDavid. He is the only Calgary player in this year’s All-Star Game. His teammates for the game will be: McDavid, Jeff Carter, Bo Horvat, Ryan Kesler, Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Cam Fowler, Martin Jones, and Mike Smith.
The 2017 All-Star Game will be played on January 29 at 3:30 PM and will air on NBC.