Doughty, Kopitar, Quick Selected to 2018 NHL All-Star Game

Doughty, Kopitar, Quick Selected to 2018 NHL All-Star Game

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Doughty, Kopitar, Quick Selected to 2018 NHL All-Star Game

The LA Kings are the only Western Conference team sending three players to the All-Star Game.

Center Anze Kopitar, goaltender Jonathan Quick and defenseman Drew Doughty have been selected to represent the Pacific Division in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena, the National Hockey League announced today.

The game takes place on Sunday, January 28 in Tampa Bay.

Jan 4, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) warms up against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s announcement marks the fourth consecutive NHL All-Star Game selection for Doughty and his fourth overall.

Doughty has played in all 42 games for the Kings this season and has 30 points (7-23=30), a plus-21 rating and 28 penalty minutes. Among NHL defensemen, he leads the league in TOI/gm (27:10), ranks tied for sixth in points, tied for seventh in assists and second in game-winning goals (four, tied for first on the team). His plus-21 rating is tied for fourth among all NHL players.

Dec 30, 2017; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) waits for a face-off during the first period against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dom Gagne-USA TODAY Sports

This is Kopitar’s fourth All-Star Game selection (2015, 2011 and 2008). This season, Kopitar has played in all 42 games for the Kings, recording 44 points (17-27=44), a plus-14 rating and 12 penalty minutes.

He leads the team in points and assists, ranks second in goals, and tied for first in game-winning goals (four).

Jan 13, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) skates to the bench after getting sprayed with ice in the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

This is Quick’s third All-Star Game selection (2016 and 2012). This season, Quick has played in 34 games for the Kings. He has a 19-13-2 record to go along with a 2.31 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and three shutouts.

Among qualified NHL goaltenders, Quick ranks tied for fifth in the NHL in save percentage, sixth in goals-against average, tied for fourth in shutouts, and tied for seventh in wins.

 

2018 NHL All-Star Selections

Pacific Division

F Brock Boeser, VAN (1st)
F Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (4th)
F Anze Kopitar, LAK (4th)
F Connor McDavid, EDM* (2nd)
F James Neal, VGK (3rd)
F Rickard Rakell, ANA (1st)
D Brent Burns, SJS (5th)
D Drew Doughty, LAK (4th)
D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (2nd)
G Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (3rd)
G Jonathan Quick, LAK (3rd)
Head Coach: Gerard Gallant, VGK (2nd)

Central Division

F Patrick Kane, CHI (7th)
F Nathan MacKinnon, COL (2nd)
F Brayden Schenn, STL (1st)
F Tyler Seguin, DAL (5th)
F Eric Staal, MIN (5th)
F Blake Wheeler, WPG (1st)
D John Klingberg, DAL (1st)
D Alex Pietrangelo, STL (1st)
D P.K. Subban, NSH* (3rd)
G Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (1st)
G Pekka Rinne, NSH (2nd)
Head Coach: Peter Laviolette, NSH (3rd)

Atlantic Division

F Aleksander Barkov, FLA (1st)
F Jack Eichel, BUF (1st)
F Nikita Kucherov, TBL (2nd)
F Brad Marchand, BOS (2nd)
F Auston Matthews, TOR (2nd)
F Steven Stamkos, TBL* (5th)
D Mike Green, DET (2nd)
D Victor Hedman, TBL (2nd)
D Erik Karlsson, OTT (5th)
G Carey Price, MTL (6th)
G Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (1st)
Head Coach: Jon Cooper, TBL (1st)

Metropolitan Division

F Josh Bailey, NYI (1st)
F Sidney Crosby, PIT (3rd)
F Claude Giroux, PHI (5th)
F Taylor Hall, NJD (3rd)
F Alex Ovechkin, WSH* (7th)
F John Tavares, NYI (5th)
D Noah Hanifin, CAR (1st)
D Seth Jones, CBJ (2nd)
D Kris Letang, PIT (4th)
G Braden Holtby, WSH (3rd)
G Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (4th)
Head Coach: Barry Trotz, WSH (3rd)
* Fan-elected Captain

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