The National Hockey League on Thursday announced the first 32 skaters — eight per division — selected to the 2023 All-Star Game.
These selections were chosen by the league’s department of hockey operations and are the first of a two-step player selection process, with fan voting completing the final stage. Online voting will take place until Jan. 17, and a separate Twitter voting system will occur from Jan. 12-14.
As part of the initial roster selections, one player from all 32 NHL franchises was chosen, with each division featuring seven skaters and one netminder.
Buffalo Sabres - Tage Thompson, F
Florida Panthers - Matthew Tkachuk, F
Toronto Maple Leafs - Mitch Marner, F
New York Rangers - Igor Shesterkin, G
Seattle Kraken - Matty Beniers, F
Minnesota Stars - Kirill Kaprizov, F
St. Louis Blues - Vladimir Tarasenko, F
Final rosters and team captains for all four divisions will be unveiled on Jan. 19.
The 2023 All-Star Game festivities are being held in Sunrise, Florida, beginning with the skills competition on Feb. 3 and concluding with the annual 3-on-3 tournament on Feb. 4.
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