Two Calgary Flames will be taking part in the upcoming NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis. Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Giordano were named to the Pacific Division squad on Monday morning.
Tkachuk is playing in his first All-Star Game and gets to do so in his hometown. He leads the Flames in scoring with 35 points in 40 games.
Giordano is the reigning Norris Trophy winner but is having a bit of a quieter offensive season with “just” 19 points in 41 games. This will be his third trip to the big game.
The Flames may get a third representative in St. Louis as Johnny Gaudreau is part of the Last Man In balloting.
The full Pacific Division roster is:
- Forwards Connor McDavid (Edmonton), Logan Couture (San Jose), Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton), Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles), Elias Pettersson (Vancouver), Jakob Silfverberg (Anaheim) and Tkachuk
- Defenseman Giordano
- Goalies Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas) and Darcy Kuemper (Arizona)
An additional Last Man In will be added for each of the four divisions. The Pacific ballot includes Gaudreau, Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim), Clayton Keller (Arizona), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles), Tomas Hertl (San Jose), Quinn Hughes (Vancouver) and Max Pacioretty (Vegas).
The All-Star Game goes Jan. 25 in St. Louis.