Oilers captain Connor McDavid will make his fourth all-star appearance after being voted as the captain of the Pacific Division team for the Jan. 24-25 celebrations. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and forward Mark Scheifele were called to the Central Division squad. With the abilities competition and 3-on-3 tournament more than three weeks away, two all-star selections at goaltender will likely require to be changed. Six forwards, three defencemen and 2 goaltenders were picked from each of the four divisions: the Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central and Pacific.

Six forwards, three defencemen and 2 goaltenders were selected from each of the four divisions: the Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central and Pacific. All 31 NHL groups required to be represented on the initial rosters.

Each team has one extra lineup spot to be filled out by a fan choice out of a swimming pool of readily available players.

Montreal forward Max Domi, Ottawa forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Toronto forward Mitch Marner, Winnipeg forward Patrik Laine, Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau, Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Vancouver defenceman Quinn Hughes are among the gamers readily available to fill the last roster spots.

The Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs each had two gamers called to NHL All-Star Weekend.

Oilers captain Connor McDavid will make his 4th all-star look after being voted as the captain of the Pacific Division group for the Jan. 24-25 celebrations. He will be joined by teammate Leon Draisaitl as the German forward gets a second all-star nod.

They will be signed up with by forward Matthew Tkachuk-- a native of host city St. Louis-- and defenceman Mark Giordano of the Flames and forward Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks on the Pacific squad.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and forward Mark Scheifele were called to the Central Division squad. Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen and centre Auston Matthews will be signed up with by Montreal defenceman Shea Weber and Ottawa forward Anthony Duclair on the Atlantic Division team.

Weber will be making his seventh all-star look.

The host Blues will have 3 players. Captain Alex Pietrangelo, goaltender Jordan Binnington and playoff MVP Ryan O'Reilly will represent the protecting Stanley Cup champs. Washington's Alex Ovechkin was voted in by fans however decided to avoid all-star to rest his body for the stretch drive and playoffs. Capitals colleagues John Carlson and Braden Holtby will go instead.

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is set to make his ninth all-star look, which is the most among active players.

With the skills competitors and 3-on-3 tournament more than 3 weeks away, 2 all-star choices at goaltender will likely need to be replaced. Arizona's Darcy Kuemper and Columbus' Joonas Korpisalo are both injured.

Artemi Panarin will represent the New York Rangers after installing 51 points in his 38 games for them since signing an $81.5-million US, seven-year offer last summertime. The competing New York Islanders are sending out forward Matthew Barzal.