Auston Matthews was named an All-Star captain for the primary time on Thursday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs middle will lead the Atlantic Division within the Jan. 26 occasion in San Jose. 4 captains had been chosen by fan vote.

Edmonton Oilers middle Connor McDavid was named the Pacific Division captain for the third straight 12 months. Washington Capitals ahead Alex Ovechkin will captain the Metropolitan Division for the second straight 12 months.

Colorado Avalanche middle Nathan MacKinnon joins Matthews as a first-time captain, main the Central Division.

Matthews has made the All-Star Recreation in all three seasons he has performed. He has 34 factors in 23 video games this season, having missed 14 video games with a shoulder damage.

Ovechkin can be making his eighth All-Star look. The 33-year-old leads the league with 29 objectives.

McDavid is fourth within the NHL with 52 factors after main the league in scoring the previous two seasons.

MacKinnon will play in his third All-Star Recreation. His 56 factors are good for third within the league. Final season, he completed second in voting for the Hart Trophy behind Taylor Corridor.

The NHL Hockey Operations Division will select the remaining gamers for every roster.

The format will comply with final season’s with a four-team, Three-on-Three single elimination event.

The All-Star Expertise Competitors will happen Jan. 25.

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