Shea Weber will participate in a seventh all-star game

Shea Weber participera à un septième match des étoiles

This will be the second time that Shea Weber inherits this honor since he wears the colours of the Tricolour.

30 December 2019

Updated on December 31, 2019 at 9h36


Shea Weber will participate in a seventh all-star game

The canadian Press


MONTREAL — defenceman and captain Shea Weber, Montreal canadiens, was named Monday as a participant in the all-star Game for the seventh time in his career.

It will align in the formation of the Atlantic division that will David Pastrnak, the star striker of the Boston Bruins.

This will be the second time that Weber inherits from this honor since he wears the colours of the Tricolour. He had also been appointed in 2017.

With the Predators of Nashville, his application had been selected in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

Weber knows a strong start to the season, with a bumper crop of 12 goals and 31 points in 39 games, and a ratio of defensive over-9.

The athlete of British Columbia ranks third among defenders in the NHL for the number of goals, and the fifth level for the points.

Weber also leads the Canadians at the level of the time spent on ice (24:16) and for the number of shots blocked, with 73.

In addition, Max Domi is in the running as the representative of the Canadian election led to amateurs to add a player in each of the teams identified in the four sections.

The other players selected in the team of the Atlantic division, in addition to Pastrnak, and Weber, are the keeper Tuukka Rask, Bruins, and Frederik Andersen, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenceman Victor Hedman, the Tampa Bay Lightning, forwards Jack Eichel, the Sabres of Buffalo, Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings, Jonathan Huberdeau, Panthers of Florida, Anthony Duclair, Ottawa Senators, and Auston Matthews, of the Maple Leafs.

In the Central section, the Blues of St. Louis, the defending champions and hosts of the classic annual, January 24 and 25, will have three players, more than any other training in the NHL. He is the keeper, Jordan Binnington, defender Alex Pietrangelo and forward Ryan O’reilly.

In the Metropolitan section, defenceman John Carlson and goaltender Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals, were retained.

The attacker Alexander Ovechkin had been selected by the fans, but he preferred to pass his turn and do not participate in the all-star Game to rest for the last stretch leading to the playoffs.

Finally, in the section in the Pacific, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will represent the Edmonton Oilers, while goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden Knights Vegas, is one of the two guards who were selected.

His teammate Max Pacioretty could join him, if he is appointed to the end of the poll conducted among the enthusiasts.

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