The NHL has just unveiled the players who will be featured in the upcoming 2015 NHL All Star Game. There will be four former-Admirals taking part in the festivities in two weeks time. Those players are Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, and Filip Forsberg.
Rinne is having a Hart Trophy type of season for the Nashville Predators. He has been nothing short of spectacular: 28 wins, 1.98 goals against average, 0.930 save percentage, and 3 shutouts. It is his first ever selection to the All Star Game and he is the first Predators netminder since Tomas Vokoun in 2004 to be selected.
Weber continues to be an all-around beast. He has 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in 41 games this season as well as a plus/minus rating of +15. It is Weber’s fourth straight appearance in the All Star Game. As for Suter, he has 22 points (1 goal, 21 assists) in 38 games for the Minnesota Wild. It’s the Wisconsin native’s second ever selection and first since joining the Wild.
Forsberg will sadly not be participating in the actual All Star Game itself but has been named to the YoungStars squad alongside Johnny Gaudreau, Aaron Ekblad, Mike Hoffman, Tanner Pearson, and Jonathan Drouin. They will all compete in the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
Do you feel that Forsberg was snubbed of his place to the All Star Game? Who were some of the other players that you wish were represented?