clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

My All-Star Ballot List

For a week now, the ballot for the 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Vote has been up and running. Between the slim pickings on the default ballot and the complete joke fans are making out of the actual voting, I've proposed my own super-ballot. 275 players, all for reasons I, in my supreme knowledge, deem sufficient, plus one I don't but feel I have to address anyway. Don't make a big deal out of it, this was just for fun. And don`t attempt to read the whole thing in one sitting. All "on pace" information comes from TheHockeyNews.com and is up to date as of Monday, December 14, 2015.

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Anaheim Ducks

D-4-Cam Fowler: To date, Fowler's best offensive season was his 10-goal, 40-point rookie season, but he has taken strides since then defensively. Last season, Fowler finished with 34 points (7G, 27A) and a 49.7 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 28 points (8G, 20A) and a 49.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Fowler's first All-Star Game.

R-10-Corey Perry: One of the NHL's best goal scorers, Perry has finished with at least 30 goals in each of his last four non-lockout seasons. He has returned to form offensively this season, despite a long, slow start. Last season, Perry finished with 55 points (33G, 22A) and a 50.8 Corsi% in 67 games. He is on pace for 53 points (28G, 25A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 82 games. Perry represented the Ducks in the 2008, 2011, and 2012 All-Star Games.

C-15-Ryan Getzlaf: Getzlaf is one of the NHL's most complete players, offering playmaking, defensive, physical, mobile, faceoff, and leadership skills, and also showing a goal-scoring touch in recent years, with a 31-goal finish in 2013/14. Last season, Getzlaf finished with 70 points (25G, 45A) and a 51.7 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 56 points (3G, 53A) and a 56.6 Corsi% in 78 games. Getzlaf represented the Ducks in the 2008, 2009, and 2015 All-Star Games.

C-17-Ryan Kesler: Despite struggling in recent seasons to produce points, having reached neither 30 goals nor 50 points since his Selke-winning 40-goal year in 2010/11, Kesler has maintained enough offensive production in his career to, when combined with his defensive skills, keep in the top-six. It's unlikely that that will remain true for the remainder of his contract, but for now, it is. Last season, Kesler finished with 47 points (20G, 27A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 31 points (8G, 23A) and a 53.7 Corsi% in 82 games. Kesler represented the Canucks in the 2011 All-Star Game.

G-31-Frederik Andersen: Andersen has only recently broken into the NHL, but he's been excellent so far. He had an abbreviated 2013/14 season, but played well enough that the Ducks traded away Viktor Fasth and let Jonas Hiller walk in free agency. He really proved that he's a legit no.1 goalie with his 11-5 record during last season's playoffs. Last season, Andersen finished with a 35-12-5 record and 0.914 Save% in 54 games. He is on pace for an 11-20-11 record and 0.913 Save% in 48 games. This would be Andersen's first All-Star Game.

L-33-Jakob Silfverberg: When looking at Silfverberg's production, I prefer to see his steady upward development track, rather than his painfully low production this season. Of note is last season's playoff, where Silfverberg scored 18 points in 16 games. Had the Ducks advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, I wonder what his chances would have been of winning the Conn Smythe. Last season, Silfverberg finished with 39 points (13G, 26A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 16 points (8G, 8A) and a 56.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Silfverberg's first All-Star Game.

D-45-Sami Vatanen: Though his start in the NHL was a little shaky, with several AHL promotions and demotions, he took steps last season and has become Anaheim's best offensive defenceman. Last season, Vatanen finished with 37 points (12G, 35A) and posted a 51.6 Corsi% in 67 games. He is on pace for 45 points (14G, 31A) and a 52.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Vatanen's first All-Star Game.

D-47-Hampus Lindholm: Rounding out Anaheim's top blueline trifecta, Lindholm has the highest upside defensively. In addition to being the biggest of the three, he is also posting the best defensive numbers. In addition, his offensive numbers haven't been that bad. Last season, Lindholm finished with 34 points (7G, 27A) and a 51.3 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 20 points (6G, 14A) and a 57.3 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Lindholm's first All-Star Game.

Arizona Coyotes

D-4-Zbynek Michalek: At first, Michalek doesn't seem to be All-Star material, but he's got some credentials. Prior to this season, aside from 2013/14, Michalek has posted Corsi percentages well over 50, while playing big minutes against tough competition. He has also posted somewhat decent offensive numbers. Last season, Michalek finished with 12 points (4G, 8A) and a 51.8 Corsi% in 68 games. He is on pace for nine points (3G, 6A) and a 4.7 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Michalek's first All-Star Game.

R-8-Tobias Rieder: Rieder quietly played his rookie season last year. While he didn't exactly light it up, he did finish in the the top 10 in rookie scoring. He is scoring at a half-a-point pace this season. Last season, Rieder finished with 21 points (13G, 8A) and a 49.4 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 41 points (16G, 25A) and a 50.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Rieder's first All-Star Game.

C-11-Martin Hanzal: It's common knowledge by now that Hanzal isn't really a no.1 centre. He has never finished with more than 40 points in a season, and is only the no.1 centre because Arizona doesn't have anything better. And all that assumes he's healthy, which he often isn't. This season, he's producing at a decent clip, and even though there's a precedent in Hanzal's career for short-lived hot streaks, it's hard to ignore strong offensive production, regardless of circumstance. Last season, Hanzal finished with 24 points (8G, 16A) and a 52.4 Corsi% in 37 games. He is on pace for 61 points (15G, 46A) and a 48.5 Corsi% in 77 games. This would be Hanzal's first All-Star Game.

R-19-Shane Doan: Doan has spent his entire career with the Coyotes franchise, dating back to its last year as the original Jets. His recent seasons have seen his numbers go down, but even as he goes through what may very well be his last season in the NHL, he is still scoring a half-a-point a game and is sixth in team scoring. Last season, Doan finished with 36 points (14G, 22A) and a 49.5 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 35 points (21G, 14A) and a 45.9 Corsi% in 73 games. Doan represented the Coyotes in the 2004 and 2009 All-Star Games.

D-23-Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Ekman-Larsson has emerged as one of the NHL's top defencemen. In addition to solid defensive skills and better offensive abilities than former teammate Keith Yandle, Ekman-Larsson is right up there as one of the top goal-scoring blueliners. Last season, Ekman-Larsson finished with 43 points (23G, 20A) and 51.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 49 points (16G, 33A) and a 49.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Ekman-Larsson represented the Coyotes in the 2015 All-Star Game.

L-28-John Scott: I initially wasn't going to put him on this list, but since I'm putting Zemgus Girgensons on this list just because he got a lot of votes last season, I'm putting Scott on the list for this season. Still, it's obvious that this just a big joke. Scott is an enforcer who sees extremely limited usage, only managing to get an NHL contract at all because he's 6'8" and 260 lbs. There's also that incident where he went after Phil Kessel in the preseason a couple years ago, forcing Kessel to swing his stick at him. So yeah, people are voting for Scott just as a joke to protest the problems with the All-Star Game. It seems as though if Scott gets voted in, he will refuse to go. Last season, Scott finished with four points (3G, 1A) and a 45.8 Corsi% in 38 games. He is on pace for eight assists and a 53.9 Corsi% in 60 games. This would be Scott's first All-Star Game.

L-89-Mikkel Boedker: Boedker is in a similar boat to Hanzal, in that he isn't really a top-line forward, based on his production, but plays the role due to lack of a better option, though he's much more durable and reliable, and he has a 51-point season in his career. Like Hanzal, Boedker is having a good run offensively right now, and whether it lasts or not, it's worth noting. Last season, Boedker finished with 28 points (14G, 14A) and a 47.6 Corsi% in 45 games. He is on pace for 60 points (30G, 30A) and a 44.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Boedker's first All-Star Game.

Boston Bruins

R-11-Jimmy Hayes: Even though Hayes, has struggled, including being a healthy scratch after producing only one point in 12 games, his placement on this list is based on a steady development track and a run of nine points in 11 games earlier this season. I expect that when he gets back into the lineup and into the top-six, he will get back on track. His average for the whole season is still near a half-a-point a game. Last season, Hayes finished with 35 points (19G, 16A) and a 51.8 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 37 points (12G, 25A) and a 47.8 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Hayes' first All-Star Game.

R-21-Loui Eriksson: When Eriksson was acquired, it was hoped his sniping ability would give the Bruins an element they'd been lacking, while his defensive ability would allow him to mesh quickly with their lineup. He didn't mesh quickly, but he's having one of the best offensive seasons he's had in years. Last season, Eriksson finished with 47 points (22G, 25A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 73 points (32G, 41A) and a 53.8 Corsi% in 82 games. Eriksson represented the Stars in the 2011 All-Star Game.

D-33-Zdeno Chara: The 38-year-old had many believing him to be done after last season, with talk that he's too old and too slow to properly defend now. Evidently, last season was just an injury-driven hiccup and he's back to playing big minutes and producing big offence. Last season, Chara finished with 20 points (8G, 12A) and a 54.2 Corsi% in 63 games. He is on pace for 49 points (15G, 34A) and a 53.8 Corsi% in 80 games. Chara represented the Senators in the 2003 All-Star Game and the Bruins in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012 All-Star Games.

C-37-Patrice Bergeron: Bergeron is considered one of the NHL's best defensive forwards. Most indicative of that are his three Selke Trophies, won in each of the last three non-lockout seasons. Bergeron's offensive ability is overlooked though. He has twice topped the 30-goal mark and cracked 60 points three times, including a 70-point season. In terms of points, Bergeron could have his best season yet. Last season, Bergeron finished with 55 points (23G, 32A) and a 58.0 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 82 points (26G, 56A) and a 53.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Bergeron represented the Bruins in the 2015 All-Star Game.

G-40-Tuukka Rask: Rask has been on of the NHL's elite goaltenders. While this season he hasn't done a very good job, he has been an excellent starter, with save percentages better than 0.920 in each of the last three seasons, as well as 2009/10, all seasons in which he was the no.1. He has also begun to pick things up this season. Last season, Rask finished with a 34-21-13 record and 0.922 Save% in 70 games. He is on pace for a 32-20-9 record and a 0.912 Save% in 62 games. This would be Rask's first All-Star Game.

C-46-David Krejci: Krejci is Boston's best offensive centre. While the defensive-oriented system used the past bunch of seasons hasn't done his point totals any favours, he's done a good job of producing in the playoffs. He missed nearly half of last season with injuries, but has come back and is having his best offensive season yet. Last season, Krejci finished with a 31 points (7G, 24A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 47 games. He is on pace for 82 points (26G, 56A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 82 games.This would be Krejci's first All-Star Game.

D-47-Torey Krug: In the past two seasons, Krug hasn't been relied on all that much. He averaged fewer than 20 minutes in both 2013/14 and 2014/15. Thanks to decent power play time, he averaged a half-a-point a game in both seasons and put up a decent number of goals. He's graduated to playing tougher competition and averaging the second-most minutes of any Bruins skater. His offence has also improved. Last season, Krug finished with 39 points (12G, 27A) and a 52.8 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 50 points (9G, 41A) and a 48.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Krug's first All-Star Game.

L-63-Brad Marchand: Marchand is more well-known for his rage-inducing borderline-to-dirty tactics on the ice than for his on-ice talent. This is fair. What isn't is that he doesn't seem to get much credit for his skill at all. He has topped 20 goals and 40 points in each of his four non-lockout seasons, including 28 goals in 2011/12, and is currently leading the Bruins in goals while being second only to Bergeron in terms of defence. Last season, Marchand finished with 42 points (24G, 18A) and a 56.4 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 65 points (42G, 22A) and a 53.5 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Marchand's first All-Star Game.

Buffalo Sabres

R-12-Brian Gionta: Gionta has certainly dropped off in terms of offence. He hasn't been a 40-point man since 2014 and hasn't been a 20-goal man since 2011. Still, he scored a half-a-point a game last season and is in his second year as captain. His placement here is based mostly on that. Last season, Gionta finished with 35 points (13G, 22A) and a 40.3 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for 29 points (9G, 20A) and a 45.7 Corsi% in 79 games.This would be Gionta's first All-Star Game.

L-26-Matt Moulson: We all knew Moulson wouldn't be able to produce the same offence he did with John Tavares as his centre once he left the Islanders. It turns out that Moulson has some talent himself, with seasons of 51 and 41 points in the last two seasons, only nine of which, including six goals, came before he left the Isles. A collective slow start from the Sabres has brought down his numbers this season, but he did recently enjoy a three-game point streak. Last season, Moulson finished with 41 points (13G, 28A) and a 40.1 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 33 points (11G, 22A) and a 50.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Moulson's first All-Star Game.

C-28-Zemgus Girgensons: Many people believe Girgensons didn't deserve the All-Star nod he got last season. To a point, I agree. He didn't produce all that much, but his popularity does make him a star in a sense. While his playing time, and with it his offensive production have gone down this season, his defensive numbers have improved and he is doing pretty well as a shut-down forward. I'm putting him here because he was in last season's All-Star Game. Last season, Girgensons finished with 30 points (15G, 15A) and a 35.5 Corsi% in 61 games. He is on pace for 15 points (6G, 9A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 78 games. Girgensons represented the Sabres in the 2015 All-Star Game.

D-46-Cody Franson: In his last couple seasons in Toronto, Franson got the spotlight as a breakout star. Once he joined the Predators, a difficult adjustment period and weak mobility hurt his play. While his play with the Predators and his prolonged contract search didn't help him this past summer, he has gotten back on track a bit. Last season, Franson finished with 36 points (7G, 29A) and a 49.8 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 30 points (5G, 25A) and a 50.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Franson's first All-Star Game.

D-55-Rasmus Ristolainen: Ristolainen is in the middle of a breakout season. The big defencemen was projected as more of a shut-down guy, but he's 13th in league scoring by a defenceman and is second in overall team scoring. If the Sabres can ever give him a decent blueline partner, perhaps his underlying numbers will also improve. Last season, Ristolainen finished with 20 points (8G, 12A) and a 37.0 Corsi%. He is on pace for 60 points (19G, 41A) and a 45.9 Corsi% in 82 games.This would be Ristolainen's first All-Star Game.

C-63-Tyler Ennis: Ennis was arguably the Sabres' best player last season. He was the only player on the team to get to 20 goals, and one of only two to top 40 points. In his last three seasons, not shortened significantly by injuries or a lockout, Ennis has topped the 40-point mark. His offensive numbers this season have gone down with his icetime. Last season, Ennis finished with 46 points (20G, 26A) and a 37.3 Corsi%. He is on pace for 37 points (11G, 26A) and a 46.6 Corsi% in 71 games. This would be Ennis' first All-Star Game.

C-90-Ryan O'Reilly: Just as O'Reilly's play during his last two seasons in Colorado, 64 points as a winger and 55 as a centre the next season, allowed fans to forget about his 2013 contract dispute, his play this season has overshadowed his tumultuous summer. He is leading the Sabres in scoring and is their no.1 centre. Last season, O`Reilly finished with 55 points (17G, 38A) and a 46.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 73 points (27G, 46A) and a 51.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be O'Reilly's first All-Star Game.

Calgary Flames

G-1-Jonas Hiller: Hiller played well as the Ducks starter in the years following their Stanley Cup win. Even though he struggled during a couple seasons, and was let go as soon as Frederik Andersen joined the Ducks, he has proven that he's still a starter-calibre goaltender. He won Calgary's starting job last season and got them to their first playoff appearance since 2009. Last season, Hiller finished with a 26-19-4 record and a 0.918 Save% in 52 games. He is on pace for an 11-11-0 record and a 0.862 Save% in 28 games. Hiller represented the Ducks in the 2011 All-Star Game.

D-4-Kris Russell: Some ink has been spilled recently on how Russell is overrated. Quite frankly, I agree with it. He is overrated. Still, even knowing what I do about his massive shot-blocking totals mean, I still can`t go without recognizing someone who produced as many points as he did while blocking all those shots. Last season, Russell finished with 34 points (4G, 30A) and a 43.0 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 24 points (3G, 21A) and a 45.4 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Russell's first All-Star Game.

D-5-Mark Giordano: Last season, Giordano`s performance was so good, he would have been the easy pick to win the Norris Trophy if not for an injury taking him out through the end of the season. He isn`t doing as well this season, but he`s still logging big minutes for the Flames. Last season, Giordano finished with 48 points (11G, 37A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 61 games. He is on pace for 34 points (17G, 17A) and a 49.3 Corsi% in 82 games. Giordano represented the Flames in the 2015 All-Star Game.

D-6-Dennis Wideman: Wideman`s performance was overshadowed some by Giordano`s performance. An offensive hot streak, thanks in part to the extra ice time freed up by Giordano`s injury, propelled Wideman to career offensive-highs. This season, he is still fourth in team average ice time. Last season, Wideman finished with 56 points (15G, 41A) and a 42.9 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 40 assists and a 46.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Wideman represented the Capitals in the 2012 All-Star Game.

D-7-TJ Brodie: While all the spotlight went to Giordano last season, Brodie also had a really good season. This season, he is the offensive leader among Flames defencemen. Last season, Brodie finished with 41 points (11G, 30A) and a 45.3 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 48 points (11G, 37A) and a 49.8 Corsi% in 73 games. This would be Brodie's first All-Star Game.

L-13-Johnny Gaudreau: A couple of healthy scratches was all it seems Gaudreau needed to start producing. He ended up finishing third in Calder Trophy voting. Gaudreau is on track to improve on his rookie season. Last season, Gaudreau finished with 64 points (24G, 40A) and a 46.6 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 88 points (34G, 54A) and a 48.2 Corsi% in 82 games. Gaudreau represented the Flames in the 2015 All-Star Game.

R-19-David Jones: Prior to this season, Jones has twice reached the 20-goal mark. While injuries and inconsistency have hurt his numbers, he`s on track for his best offensive season since 2012. Last season, Jones finished with 30 points (14G, 16A) and a 43.9 Corsi% in 67 games. He is on pace for 31 points (20G, 11A) and a 45.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Jones' first All-Star Game.

C-23-Sean Monahan: Monahan built on a strong rookie season by topping the 30-goal and 60-point season. Last season, Monahan finished with 62 points (31G, 31A) and a 45.6 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 65 points (28G, 37A) and a 45.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Monahan's first All-Star Game.

R-24-Jiri Hudler: While last season was a fluke for Hudler offensively, he`s still been an impactful offensive producer, having topped the 50-point mark five times, including last season, in which he won the Lady Byng Trophy. Last season, Hudler finished with 76 points (31G, 45A) and a 46.4 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 51 points (15G, 36A) and a 48.0 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Hudler's first All-Star Game.

D-27-Dougie Hamilton: Hamilton has been off to a slow start this season, but last season, Hamilton broke out offensively while handling much of the big-minute assignments for the Bruins. Last season, Hamilton finished with 42 points (10G, 32A) and a 55.0 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 25 points (8G, 17A) and a 49.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Hamilton's first All-Star Game.

R-67-Michael Frolik: In his time with Winnipeg, and now with Calgary, Frolik has returned to the offensive form of his early career. Making him more of a star is that he`s done so while maintaining the defensive game he developed in Chicago. Last season, Frolik finished with 42 points (19G, 23A) and a 55.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 45 points (20G, 25A) and a 51.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Frolik's first All-Star Game.

Carolina Hurricanes

C-12-Eric Staal: Staal, who remains the Hurricanes' captain and one of their leaders on offence, is clearly on a downward trend. As of now, however, he's only a few points off of the team lead. Rumour has it that the Hurricanes, not a good team by any stretch, are looking to trade him. Even though he's 31, it's interesting to wonder how he'd perform if that ever came to pass. Last season, Staal finished with 54 points (23G, 31A) and a 57.3 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 50 points (14G, 36A) and a 56.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Staal represented the Hurricanes in the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 All-Star Games.

C-16-Elias Lindholm: Lindholm isn't producing this season like many expected him to, but he's picked things up after scoring only one point in the first 16 games of the season. He is fourth on the team in average ice time among forwards. He has done well defensively. Last season, Lindholm finished with 39 points (17G, 22A) and a 53.5 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 36 points (11G, 25A) and a 56.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Lindholm's first All-Star Game.

D-21-James Wisniewski: Yes, I know that Wisniewski will be out for the season. Yes, I know he didn't even hit the one-minute mark before sustaining his season-ending injury. Still, I needed to reach an even number of defencemen, and we all know Wisniewski would be playing well in the Canes' top four and on the power play if he wasn't injured. Last season, Wisniewski finished with 34 points (8G, 26A) and a 49.1 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for zero points and a 0.0 Corsi% in 53 games. This would be Wisniewski's first All-Star Game.

D-27-Justin Faulk: In Faulk, we have one of the breakout stars of the 2014/15 season. In addition to leading the team in average ice time last season, he also finished second in team scoring, off by only five points. Last season, Faulk finished with 49 points (15G, 34A) and a 55.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 69 points (33G, 36A) and a 52.8 Corsi% in 82 games. Faulk represented the Hurricanes in the 2015 All-Star Game.

G-30-Cam Ward: While it's accepted that Ward is in decline, the problem for the veteran goalie has been injuries, rather than poor play. 2013/14 was the first time Ward finished with a save percentage below 0.898 since 2007. Last season, Ward finished with a 22-24-5 record and a 0.910 Save% in 51 games. He is on pace for 25-22-8 record and a 0.893 Save% in 60 games. Ward represented the Hurricanes in the 2011 All-Star Game.

R-32-Kris Versteeg: While Versteeg spent much of the time during his two stints with the Blackhawks outside the top-six in a more two-way role, not producing a lot of points after his rookie year. When he's played outside Chicago with teams open top-six spots, such as Florida in 2011/12, he's produced. Versteeg is only one point behind Staal. Last season, Versteeg finished with 34 points (14G, 20A) and a 54.3 Corsi% in 61 games. He is on pace for 47 points (11G, 36A) and a 55.9 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Versteeg's first All-Star Game.

C-49-Victor Rask: While Staal is listed as a centre, he's actually been playing left wing. It's Rask that has been playing the top line centre role this season. And he's been playing well, leading all Canes forwards in scoring. Last season, Rask finished with 33 points (11G, 22A) and a 53.8 Corsi%. He is on pace for 61 points (25G, 36A) and a 55.9 Corsi% in 53.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Rask's first All-Star Game.

L-53-Jeff Skinner: Skinner has twice finished with at least 30 goals in a season, in 2011, when he topped 60 points and won the Calder Trophy, and in 2014. His production slipped last season, and he's been off to a slow start this season, though he has started to pick things up, at least in terms of goals. Last season, Skinner finished with 31 points (18G, 13A) and a 51.6 Corsi% in 77 games. Skinner represented the Hurricanes in the 2011 All-Star Game.

D-65-Ron Hainsey: Hainsey hasn't scored 30 or more points since 2009, and has only scored six goals in the past four seasons. With Andrej Sekera gone and James Wisniewski out for the season with an injury, Hainsey's on the top-pairing being relied on in a more offensive role, and he's enjoying a modest resurgence on offence. Last season, Hainsey finished with 10 points (2G, 8A) and a 52.1 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 30 points (8G, 22A) and a 52.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Hainsey's first All-Star Game.

Chicago Blackhawks

D-2-Duncan Keith: Keith has taken to alternating between a few good seasons and an excellent one in the mix. Keith is only two seasons removed from his second Norris Trophy (and second 60-point season). That he's on pace for more points this season than his career average despite missing 10 games with an injury and scoring only two points prior to that says all that needs to be said about Keith being a star this season. Last season, Keith finished with 45 points (10G, 35A) and a 55.9 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 51 points (17G, 34A) and a 52.8 Corsi% in 72 games. Keith represented the Blackhawks in the 2008, 2011, and 2015 All-Star Games.

D-4-Niklas Hjalmarsson: Hjalmarsson has been an underrated defenceman for the Blackhawks. He's taken big minutes, and been both a solid shot-blocker and puck-mover. He's found a higher gear offensively in the post-lockout years. Last season, Hjalmarsson finished with 19 points (3G, 16A) and a 53.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 27 points (3G, 24A) and a 53.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Hjalmarsson's first All-Star Game.

D-7-Brent Seabrook: While Keith gets all the credit as Chicago's top defenceman, Seabrook is very close. A more hard-hitting, defensive-oriented defenceman, Seabrook could crack 10 goals and 50 points for the first time this season. Last season, Seabrook finished with 31 points (8G, 23A) and a 52.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 53 points (13G, 40A) and a 46.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Seabrook represented the Blackhawks in the 2015 All-Star Game.

C-15-Artem Anisimov: While plagued by inconsistency for years, Anisimov is having an excellent season on easily the most productive line in the NHL now that he's joined an elite team like Chicago. He may be enjoying playing with Patrick Kane, but he's making the most of his situation. Last season, Anisimov finished with 27 points (7G, 20A) and a 50.7 Corsi% in 52 games. He is on pace for 48 points (29G, 19A) and a 53.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Anisimov's first All-Star Game.

C-19-Jonathan Toews: Toews is one of the best players in the NHL. While he hasn't been the most productive player in recent years, heck, not even a first-line offensive producer this season, he has captained Chicago to three Stanley Cups, the closest thing to dynasty we've had in a long time. and he has a history of regularly exceeding the 60-point mark in past seasons, and is also a perennial Selke finalist, winning the defensive forward award in 2013. Last season, Toews finished with 66 points (28G, 38A) and a 55.9 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 45 points (24G, 21A) and a 51.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Toews represented the Blackhawks in the 2009, 2011, and 2015 All-Star Game. He was also named to play in 2012, but was unable to due to injury.

G-50-Corey Crawford: Though Crawford gets no respect as an elite goaltender (he's got a team in front of him), Crawford has his two Stanley Cups as a starter and his 0.917 career average Save% to comfort him. Though both times he co-won it with another goalie, Crawford has twice won the William M. Jennings Trophy for best save percentage. Last season, Crawford finished with a 32-20-5 record and a 0.924 Save% in 57 games. He is on pace for a 40-19-5 record and a 0.924 Save% in 63 games. Crawford represented the Blackhawks in the 2015 All-Star Game.

R-81-Marian Hossa: Forget for a minute that Hossa is struggling to put up points this season, and remember that his linemates have also had trouble getting on the scoresheet. Hossa, even when many had been forecasting a decline for years, still has topped 60 points in three consecutive non-lockout seasons. Hossa is still handling a top-six workload and is still relied on for solid defence. He'd probably be a Selke candidate if not for him being a winger. Last season, Hossa finished with 61 points (22G, 39A) and a 55.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Hossa represented the Senators in the 2001 and 2003 All-Star Games, the Thrashers in the 2007 and 2008 All-Star Games, and the Blackhawks in the 2012 All-Star Game. He is on pace for 37 points (14G, 23A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 79 games. He was also named to play in 2004, but was unable to due to injury.

R-88-Patrick Kane: Need I say anything else to explain why Kane is an All-Star? There have only been two games in which he hasn't scored at least a point, and he recently set a new Blackhawks franchise record point-streak. If he keeps up his current pace, he'd shatter his established career-high this season. Last season, Kane finished with 64 points (27G, 37A) and a 53.0 Corsi% in 61 games. He is on pace for 121 points (50G, 71A) and a 54.6 Corsi% in 82 games. Kane represented the Blackhawks in the 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015 All-Star Games.

Colorado Avalanche

G-1-Semyon Varlamov: Varlamov was always a decent goaltender, but it's been his recent seasons that have made Varlamov a star goaltender. His 0.927 Save% and 41 wins were a major reason the Avalanche got to the playoffs in 2013/14. Last season, Varlamov finished with a 28-20-8 record and a 0.921 Save% in 57 games. He is on pace for a 24-21-3 record and a 0.909 Save% in 50 games. This would be Varlamov's first All-Star Game.

D-4-Tyson Barrie: Barrie has developed into Colorado's top offensive defencemen, and one of the best in the NHL. He's overtaken the Avalanche's traditional no.1, Erik Johnson, in average icetime, currently in second among Colorado skaters. Last season, Barrie finished with 53 points (12G, 41A) and a 45.3 Corsi%. He is on pace for 50 points (8G, 42A) and a 43.8 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Barrie's first All-Star Game.

D-6-Erik Johnson: Johnson is Colorado's all-around workhorse on the blueline. In 2013/14, Johnson tied his career-high of 39 points, and was on pace to match that again before a mid-season injury last season. Johnson is actually now third among Colorado skaters in average icetime this season. Part of it, as well as the reason for his lowered production, is a decline in power play time, but he's still playing an integral role for the Avalanche, especially on the penalty kill. Last season, Johnson finished with 23 points (12G, 11A) and a 46.2 Corsi% in 47 games. He is on pace for 26 points (13G, 13A) and a 44.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Johnson's first All-Star Game. Johnson was named to play in 2015, but was unable to due to injury.

C-9-Matt Duchene: Can you believe that Duchene was on the trade block this season? The speedy centre was reported to not be seeing eye-to-eye with head coach Patrick Roy, despite the fact that he's playing his best hockey ever. While he's had a trend of alternating between good and bad seasons, maybe this season will buck that trend. He's been moved to right wing on the Avalanche first line, and he's taken on the designated sniper role. Last season, Duchene finished with 55 points (21G, 34A) and a 43.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 72 points (40G, 32A) and a 47.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Duchene represented the Avalanche in the 2011 All-Star Game.

R-12-Jarome Iginla: Last season, and especially this season, have shown Iginla to be on the decline. Even then, he's currently sixth on the team in scoring, and he's a couple years late to be slipping in production. He's still a top-six forward, and would likely be producing more on a team that could more consistently produce offence. Last season, Iginla finished with 59 points (29G, 30A) and a 41.8 Corsi%. He is on pace for 42 points (21G, 21A) and a 41.8 Corsi% in 82 games. Iginla represented the Flames in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2012 All-Star Games. He was also named to play in 2011, but was unable to due to personal reasons.

C-29-Nathan MacKinnon: The first pick of the 2013 Draft, MacKinnon won the 2014 Calder Trophy with 63 points. Now, having been promoted to the top line centre position, Nathan MacKinnon is bouncing back from a pronounced sophomore slump. He's second on the Avalanche in scoring. Last season, MacKinnon finished with 38 points (14G, 24A) and a 48.9 Corsi% in 64 games. He is on pace for 68 points (26G, 42A) and a 46.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be MacKinnon's first All-Star Game.

D-32-Francois Beauchemin: As far as defensive defencemen go, Beauchemin's played very well. He often finishes with more than 20 points, including a 2005/06 rookie season in which he finished with 31 points. His underlying numbers have been good too, resulting in him having been the workhorse blueliner in Anaheim for years. His contract is too long, and playing for Colorado has hurt those underlying numbers, but he's doing better offensively than he ever has. Last season, Beauchemin finished with 23 points (11G, 12A) and a 50.0 Corsi% in 64 games. He is on pace for 42 points (8G, 34A) and a 42.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Beauchemin's first All-Star Game.

L-40-Alex Tanguay: While Tanguay's last few seasons have been hurt by injuries, his 0.68 point-per-game pace the last few seasons have shown that when he's healthy, he can put up decent points. Last season, Tanguay finished with 55 points (22G, 33A) and a 42.5 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 28 points (7G, 21A) and a 41.1 Corsi% in 71 games. Tanguay represented the Avalanche in the 2004 All-Star Game.

L-92-Gabriel Landeskog: The 2012 Calder Trophy winner has lived up to the position bestowed on him. While he hasn't been able to lead the Avalanche to much success, he's an offensive leader, third in team scoring, behind only Duchene and MacKinnon, with whom he plays on the first line. Last season, Landeskog finished with 59 points (23G, 36A) and a 48.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 63 points (20G, 43A) and a 45.4 Corsi% in 78 games.This would be Landeskog's first All-Star Game.

Columbus Blue Jackets

D-7-Jack Johnson: Even though he's been the poster boy for possession numbers not matching the eye test, and not in a good way, Johnson has still managed to produce decent offensive numbers. Last season, Johnson finished with 40 points (8G, 32A) and a 47.6 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 21 points (8G, 13A) and a 46.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Johnson's first All-Star Game.

C-17-Brandon Dubinsky: Though he wound up missing most of last season due to injury, he managed to build on a 50-point campaign, scoring at a 63-point pace. Even though his numbers are returning to his career averages this season, he's still a solid two-way second-line centre. Last season, Dubinsky finished with 36 points (13G, 23A) and a 52.2 Corsi% in 47 games. He is on pace for 40 points (12G, 28A) and a 49.1 Corsi% in 65 games. This would be Dubinsky's first All-Star Game.

C-19-Ryan Johansen: With most of Columbus' best offensive players already gone, Johansen broke out at the right time with a 33-goal season. Having become a star player, he got a boost in overall points, at the slight expense of goals. He was the MVP of last season's All-Star Game. Last season, Johansen finished with 71 points (26G, 45A) and a 47.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 61 points (17G, 44A) and a 49.2 Corsi% in 80 games. Johansen represented the Blue Jackets in the 2015 All-Star Game.

L-20-Brandon Saad: The big two-way winger was the centrepiece of the package Chicago sent to the Blue Jackets this past summer. A modest drop-off in talent, icetime, and offensive zone time have resulted in a drop-off in production, but he's still tied for third in team scoring. Last season, Saad finished with 52 points (23G, 29A) and a 53.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 49 points (27G, 22A) and a 47.5 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Saad's first All-Star Game.

D-27-Ryan Murray: Murray showed decent potential in his first season, but missed nearly all of last season with an injury. He's gotten back on track this season and is tied for first among team defencemen in scoring, while averaging nearly five fewer minutes of icetime. Last season, Murray finished with three points (1G, 2A) and a 49.7 Corsi% in 12 games. He is on pace for 31 points (5G, 26A) and a 45.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Murray's first All-Star Game.

C-38-Boone Jenner: Jenner's having a really good season, having already matched last season's production. Granted, he missed over a third of last season with an injury, but still, he's third in team scoring and tied for first in goals. Last season, Jenner finished with 17 points (9G, 8A) and a 48.0 Corsi% in 31 games. He is on pace for 48 points (32G, 16A) and a 45.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Jenner's first All-Star Game.

L-43-Scott Hartnell: Hartnell was probably expected to not score quite as much as had in prior seasons. Makes sense, considering the kind of linemates he had in Philadelphia, but it turns out he was an even better return for RJ Umberger than initially expected, as he managed to return to 60 points. Last season, Hartnell finished with 60 points (28G, 32A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 59 points (32G, 27A) and a 52.2 Corsi% in 81 games. Hartnell represented the Flyers in the 2012 All-Star Game.

D-58-David Savard: In only his second legitimate season in the NHL, Savard jumped up to top-four icetime and production. This season, he's tied for first among team defencemen in scoring and a close second in icetime. Last season, Savard finished with 36 points (11G, 25A) and a 47.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 34 assists and a 46.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Savard's first All-Star Game.

L-71-Nick Foligno: In a handful of seasons with Ottawa and Columbus, Foligno was just a secondary point producer, not even a lock for 40 points. In what seems more and more like a fluky season, Foligno finished 13th in league scoring and captained an All-Star team. Thanks to last season's play, he was named team captain after the Blue Jackets went three seasons without one. Last season, Foligno finished with 73 points (31G, 42A) and a 50.3 Corsi%. He is on pace for 40 points (11G, 29A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Foligno represented the Blue Jackets in the 2015 All-Star Game.

G-72-Sergei Bobrovsky: Bobrovsky has easily been the best player the Blue Jackets got in the last five years. In his first season with Columbus, he won the Vezina Trophy, and in his second, he led them to the playoffs. He was a bright spot in a 2014/15 season ravaged by injury. Last season, Bobrovsky finished with a 30-17-3 record and 0.918 Save% in 51 games. He is on pace for a 29-32-3 record and 0.916 Save% in 66 games. This would be Bobrovsky's first All-Star Game. He was named to play in 2015, but was unable to due to injury.

Dallas Stars

D-3-John Klingberg: The biggest snub from last year's Calder Trophy voting is having one of the best offensive seasons in the NHL right now. Currently, he's second in scoring by a defenceman and one of only two blueliners scoring more than a point a game. Last season, Klingberg finished with 40 points (11G, 29A) and a 53.6 Corsi% in 65 games. He is on pace for 82 points (14G, 68A) and a 54.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Klingberg's first All-Star Game.

D-4-Jason Demers: While the much higher-scoring John Klingberg gets more attention on Dallas' blueline, Demers is quietly a strong offensive performer for the Stars. He's moved up to averaging the most ice time of his career, and is scoring a personal best rate. Last season, Demers finished with 25 points (5G, 20A) and a 55.0 Corsi% in 75 games. He is on pace for 38 points (13G, 25A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 76 games. This would be Demers' first All-Star Game.

L-10-Patrick Sharp: As a Blackhawk, Sharp was essentially Chicago's designated sniper, with four 30-goal seasons, with four 30-goal seasons as a Blackhawk, just as many as every other player to play for the Blackhawks in the last ten seasons have between them. After a weak season, mostly because of injuries, reduced shooting, and lower shooting percentage, Sharp was traded to Dallas. A jump in ice time as he's switched between second line left wing and first line right wing, with no shortage of offensive talent around him, has brought his offensive numbers back up. Last season, Sharp finished with 43 points (16G, 27A) and a 55.4 Corsi% in 68 games. He is on pace for 60 points (27G, 33A) and a 53.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Sharp represented the Blackhawks in the 2011 All-Star Game.

L-14-Jamie Benn: Benn has quietly turned into one of the NHL's elite stars. He was a good scorer basically as soon as he started playing for Dallas, but he jumped to elite status once he began playing with Tyler Seguin, with two 30+ goal seasons and an Art Ross Trophy in 2015. Last season, Benn finished with 87 points (35G, 52A) and a 54.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 110 points (55G, 55A) and a 55.1 Corsi% in 82 games. Benn represented the Stars in the 2012 All-Star Game.

G-32-Kari Lehtonen: Dallas has allowed quite a few goals this season, despite scoring a lot of goals and defending well. It's not Lehtonen's fault. While he has played fewer games, largely because he lost some trust after a poor showing last season, he has played a bit better than his tandem counterpart Antti Niemi this season. Based on numbers alone, I'd sooner go with Lehtonen than Niemi. Last season, Lehtonen finished with a 34-17-10 record and 0.903 Save% in 65 games. He is on pace for 27-3-0 record and a 0.911 Save% in 36 games. This would be Lehtonen's first All-Star Game.

D-33-Alex Goligoski: With younger defencemen taking on more power play time, Goligoski has been a bit forgotten on Dallas' blueline. He averaged more than three minutes in 2013/14, and still over two minutes last season, but has averaged just over a minute this season. Even though he's averaging less power play time, he's averaging the most time on the whole team, and is still managing to produce a decent total despite the fact that his penalty kill time has remained somewhat stable over the two-minute mark. Last season, Goligoski finished with 36 points (4G, 32A) and a 53.6 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 30 points (5G, 25A) and a 54.2 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Goligoski's first All-Star Game.

R-43-Valeri Nichushkin: While his rookie season showed promise, Nichushkin's sophomore year was lost due to injury. While he struggled bad to start this season, a move up to the first line with Benn and Seguin has allowed his offence to come through. Last season, Nichushkin finished with one assist and a 49.4 Corsi% in eight games. He is on pace for 34 points (11G, 23A) and a 51.1 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Nichushkin's first All-Star Game.

D-47-Johnny Oduya: When I do these ballots, I try to give recognition to good defensive players as well as good offensive ones. I had to include Oduya, considering he's posted strong possession numbers the past few seasons. With Dallas' top-notch offence, Oduya is also posting the best offence he's posted in a long time. Last season, Oduya posted a 10 points (2G, 8A) and a 51.2 Corsi% in 76 games. He is on pace for 24 points (5G, 19A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Oduya's first All-Star Game.

C-90-Jason Spezza: It was expected that Spezza's offensive numbers would go down once he left his central role with the Senators and moved to a complementary role with the Stars. Still, he topped 60 points in his first year and he's also fast approaching his goal total from last season. Last season, Spezza finished with 62 points (17G, 45A) and a 54.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 55 points (30G, 25A) and a 57.2 Corsi% in 82 games. Spezza represented the Senators in the 2008 and 2012 All-Star Games.

C-91-Tyler Seguin: While Seguin was a good offensive player with the Bruins, his trade away from them allowed his offence to come through. He spent the majority of last season at or near the front of the Art Ross pack, before an injury took him out and allowed teammate Benn to come ahead. This season, he's producing at the highest rate of his career. Last season, Seguin finished with 77 points (37G, 40A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 109 points (41G, 68A) and a 54.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Seguin represented the Bruins in the 2012 All-Star Game and the Stars in the 2015 All-Star Game.

Detroit Red Wings

L-8-Justin Abdelkader: Prior to last season, Abdelkader had played five seasons with the Red Wings, and neither finished with, or on pace for, any more 28 games. He shattered those offensive numbers last season, and with the prototypical scoring line nowadays consisting of a scorer, a passer, and a big body to battle for the puck and grind out points, Abdelkader is taking that latter role with gusto and proving last season wasn't a fluke. Last season, Abdelkader finished with 44 points (23G, 21A) and a 56.2 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 49 points (27G, 22A) and a 48.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Abdelkader's first All-Star Game.

C-13-Pavel Datsyuk: Datsyuk has gotten off to a slow start after missing 15 games with an ankle injury, but there's no way a list considering potential All-Stars could ignore an active Datsyuk. In his short, but stellar career, the Magic Man has deked and dangled his way to nearly 900 points. He's also picked things up in recent games, as one would expect one of the NHL's most naturally gifted players. Last season, Datsyuk finished with 65 points (26G, 39A) and a 59.7 Corsi% in 63 games. He is on pace for 31 points (9G, 22A) and a 58.0 Corsi% in 67 games. Datsyuk represented the Red Wings in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 All-Star Games. He was also named to play in 2009, but refused to participate.

R-14-Gustav Nyquist: Nyquist has scored nearly 30 goals in both of his legitimate seasons at the NHL level. In his statistical prime, I'm not sure if he can take the next step offensively, but for now, he's balancing goal-scoring with playmaking well, and is fifth in icetime among Detroit forwards. Last season, Nyquist finished with 54 points (27G, 27A) and a 53.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 55 points (30G, 25A) and a 56.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Nyquist's first All-Star Game.

C-17-Brad Richards: If last season proved anything, it's that Brad Richards has definitely lost a step. He's no longer capable of being a top-six forward. He's mostly a legacy pick here, as he was a 60-point man as recently as 2012, and a 50-point as recently as 2014. Last season, Richards finished with 37 points (12G, 25A) and a 54.0 Corsi% in 76 games. He is on pace for 24 points (4G, 20A) and a 53.8 Corsi% in 69 games. He represented the Stars in the 2011 All-Star Game.

L-21-Tomas Tatar: I've always seen Tatar as the better of Detroit's younger star forwards. He topped Nyquist in scoring last season, and has outpaced Nyquist this season. Last season, Tatar finished with 56 points (29G, 27A) and a 59.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 60 points (30G, 30A) and a 54.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Tatar's first All-Star Game.

D-25-Mike Green: It's safe to say that Green isn't the leading point-getter he was five years ago. Still, he averaged fewer than 20 minutes of icetime last season, playing with subpar defensive partners, on the third pairing, thanks to his reputation as a weak defensive player, and still finished 19th in defenceman scoring. Last season, Green finished with 45 points (10G, 35A) and a 52.3 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 38 points (3G, 35A) and a 53.5 Corsi% in 76 games. Green represented the Capitals in the 2011 All-Star Game.

G-34-Petr Mrazek: Despite Jimmy Howard getting the All-Star nod last season, Mrazek had an impressive rookie season, taking the starting job by the end of the season. Detroit's playing a tandem system this season, but Mrazek has played more games and posted better numbers. Last season, Mrazek finished with a 16-9-2 record and 0.918 Save% in 29 games. He is on pace for 25-11-8 record and a 0.924 Save% in 46 games. This would be Mrazek's first All-Star Game.

L-40-Henrik Zetterberg: Zetterberg is in his fourth season as the Red Wings' captain, and he is so far living up to the responsibility. He is leading the Red Wings in scoring this season and did so last season as well. He's not getting a lot of goals, but a good number of overall points. Last season, Zetterberg finished with 66 points (14G, 51A) and a 54.2 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 66 points (14G, 52A) and a 50.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Zetterberg's first All-Star Game. He was named to play in 2008, but was unable to due to injury.

D-55-Niklas Kronwall: While Kronwall has been known throughout his career as just a big-hitter, Kronwall is more skilled than he gets credit for. He has topped 40 points in each of his last two seasons as he's taken on a larger role in the Red Wings blueline in the wake of Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement. Last season, Kronwall finished with 44 points (9G, 35A) and a 50.1 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 35 points (5G, 30A) and a 51.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Kronwall's first All-Star Game.

D-65-Danny DeKeyser: DeKeyser has gotten his career off to a decent start. In only his second season with the Red Wings, he topped 30 points and finished second in scoring among Detroit blueliners and second on the team in icetime. Last season, DeKeyser finished with 31 points (2G, 29A) and a 53.6 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 18 points (6G, 12A) and a 45.9 Corsi% in 78 games. This would be DeKeyser's first All-Star Game.

Edmonton Oilers

D-2-Andrej Sekera: Sekera took a bit of spotlight with a 40-point season in 2013/14. While the following season his offensive totals fell, he's brought them back up this season. Last season, Sekera finished with 23 points (3G, 20A) and a 54.5 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 31 points (6G, 21A) and a 47.3 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Sekera's first All-Star Game.

L-4-Taylor Hall: Hall has shown in recent seasons that when he's healthy, he's an elite player, and that neither his early start in the NHL nor the poor quality of the teams he's played for have hurt his production. He's back producing at a point-a-game pace, while also putting up the goal-scoring numbers he's expected to put up. Last season, Hall finished with 38 points (14G, 24A) and a 52.5 Corsi% in 53 games. He is on pace for 93 points (38G, 55A) and a 52.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Hall's first All-Star Game.

R-10-Nail Yakupov: Yakupov led all rookies in scoring during the 2012/13 season, but his sophomore slump has been an extended one. He's had an uptick in point-scoring since he was put on a line with veteran Derek Roy during last season, and thankfully, that uptick has continued even without him. Goals aren't coming for him, but he's only 22 and is returning to a typical development curve. Last season, Yakupov finished with 33 points (14G, 19A) and a 46.3 CorsI% in 81 games. He is on pace for 41 points (7G, 34A) and a 49.0 Corsi% in 74 games. This would be Yakupov's first All-Star Game.

R-14-Jordan Eberle: The Oilers haven't done anything for Eberle, who has been unable to return to his 34-goal height from three seasons ago, but he's still been among their better scorers, topping the 20-goal mark in each of his last two full seasons. Last season, Eberle finished with 63 points (24G, 39A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 28 points (24G, 4A) and a 48.9 Corsi% in 69 games. Eberle represented the Oilers in the 2012 All-Star Game.

R-16-Teddy Purcell: Purcell is enjoying a pretty decent rebound season. After having not reached 60 points since 2012, he's back to producing in 50-point territory this season. Last season, Purcell finished with 34 points (12G, 22A) and a 49.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 52 points (16G, 36A) and a 51.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Purcell's first All-Star Game.

D-19-Justin Schultz: Schultz got off to a really slow start this season, with only one point, and has also had a tough time bouncing back from a 14-game absence due to a back injury. While he gets a bad rap for defensive issues and for being rushed, he has topped the 30-point mark in both of his full seasons at the NHL level and the team he's playing with hasn't done him any favours. Last season, Schultz finished with 31 points (6G, 25A) and a 50.1 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 13 assists and a 49.2 Corsi% in 68 games. This would be Schultz's first All-Star Game.

C-29-Leon Draisaitl: Thanks to a weak performance in the first half last season, Draisaitl wasn't able to get onto the roster until the end of October. He has gone pointless in only seven games out of 19, and seven of the games in which he did get on the scoresheet have been multi-point games. Even if he doesn't sustain his current shooting percentage, he's already proven he belongs in the NHL. He's not an exception to the no-rookie rule on this list because he played 37 games last season, 11 more than the minimum to not be considered a rookie. Last season, Draisaitl finished with nine points (2G, 7A) and a 52.1 Corsi% in 37 games. He is on pace for 93 points (32G, 61A) and a 54.0 Corsi% in 72 games. This would be Draisaitl's first All-Star Game.

L-67-Benoit Pouliot: While he's still producing at the level that earned Pouliot the "bust" label, his time with the Rangers and Oilers put the spotlight on Pouliot's quality as a defensive forward. Last season, Pouliot finished with 34 points (19G, 15A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 58 games. He is on pace for 38 points (16G, 22A) and a 49.6 Corsi% in 76 games. This would be Pouliot's first All-Star Game.

D-77-Oscar Klefbom: Klefbom had a good rookie season, and despite projecting as more of a shut-down defenceman, is Edmonton's best offensive producer from the back-end this season. Last season, Klefbom finished with 20 points (2G, 18A) and a 49.9 Corsi% in 60 games. He is on pace for 33 points (11G, 22A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Klefbom's first All-Star Game.

C-93-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: While Nugent-Hopkins was the better scorer in his 2011/12 rookie season, a huge chunk of games lost to injury prevented him from getting the proper recognition. Smaller point-totals stemming from the Oilers becoming even worse as a team at producing offence have kept Nugent-Hopkins out of the no.1 centre conversation, and the emergence of newer, younger top picks may keep him out of that conversation. Even so, he's proven his value by continuing to slot in effectively as the top centre. Last season, Nugent-Hopkins finished with 56 points (24G, 32A) and a 50.0 Corsi% in 76 games. He is on pace for 56 points (20G, 36A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 81 games. Nugent-Hopkins represented the Oilers in the 2015 All-Star Game.

C-97-Connor McDavid: In two of the past three All-Star Games, rookies have participated in the All-Star Game, both times as injury replacements. If Connor McDavid can come back soon enough from his clavicle injury, I could legitimately see him being named to the All-Star Game to begin with. McDavid has just about every rookie this season beat in terms of per-game scoring, and will likely make his case for the Calder if he can come back in a timely fashion. He is on pace for 60 points (25G, 35A) and a 51.6 Corsi% in 65 games. This would be McDavid's first All-Star Game.

Florida Panthers

G-1-Roberto Luongo: Luongo has seriously bounced back since leaving Vancouver. Statistically, last season was the best season Luongo has had since he backstopped the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final. Last season, Luongo finished with a 28-19-12 record and a 0.921 Save% in 61 games. He is on pace for a 27-30-8 record and a 0.922 Save% in 66 games. Luongo represented the Panthers in the 2004 All-Star Game, the Canucks in the 2007 and 2009 All-Star Games, and the Panthers again in the 2015 All-Star Game.

D-5-Aaron Ekblad: Ekblad quickly began taking big minutes and producing offence for the Panthers, unusual for rookie defencemen. His performance was so good he won the Calder Trophy over two forwards who tied for the rookie scoring lead and a defenceman who scored one more point in a fraction of the games Ekblad played. Last season, Ekblad finished with 39 points (12G, 27A) and a 53.9 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 38 points (16G, 22A) and a 53.8 Corsi% in 82 games. Ekblad represented the Panthers in the 2015 All-Star Game.

D-7-Dmitry Kulikov: While Kulikov scored at a 39-point pace in 2011/12, decreases in icetime as new defencemen have joined the team have hurt his offensive numbers. He's still played consistent top-four minutes and been a strong possession player. Last season, Kulikov finished with 22 points (3G, 19A) and a 51.2 Corsi% in 73 games. He is on pace for 13 assists in 49.4 Corsi% in 74 games. This would be Kulikov's first All-Star Game.

L-11-Jonathan Huberdeau: Huberdeau had an extended sophomore slump after winning the Calder Trophy in 2013, but bounced back last season. More of a playmaker, he's had no problem tallying assists this season, even if goals have been more difficult to come by. Last season, Huberdeau finished with 54 points (15G, 39A) and a 52.1 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 46 points (8G, 38A) and a 49.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Huberdeau's first All-Star Game.

C-16-Aleksander Barkov: Barkov has steadily increased his scoring output in each of his seasons, and he's taken on the role of the Panthers' top line centre. Last season, Barkov finished with 36 points (16G, 20A) and a 52.2 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 47 points (22G, 25A) and a 51.6 Corsi% in 72 games. This would be Barkov's first All-Star Game.

C-27-Nick Bjugstad: I put Bjugstad on my expanded ballot last season because he was scoring at a 30-goal pace at mid-season, in only his sophomore year. The season before he led the Panthers in scoring. Last season, Bjugstad finished with 43 points (24G, 19A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 39 points (23G, 16A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 75 games. This would be Bjugstad's first All-Star Game.

L-36-Jussi Jokinen: Jokinen's point production dropped, as expected, in his first season in Florida. He's improved this season, and could finish with 50 points for the fourth time in his career. Last season, Jokinen finished with 44 points (8G, 36A) and a 50.9 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 52 points (16G, 36A) and a 49.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Jokinen's first All-Star Game.

D-51-Brian Campbell: Now 36 years old, Campbell's production has dropped, as one would expect with a player his age. In addition, his average icetime has also dropped, from just under 27 minutes in 2011/12, when he led all skaters, to just over 21 minutes this season. That being said, he's on a bit of a rebound offensively from last season. Last season, Campbell finished with 27 points (3G, 24A) and a 54.7 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 30 points (5G, 25A) and a 52.2 Corsi% in 82 games. Campbell represented the Sabres in the 2007 and 2008 All-Star Games, the Blackhawks in the 2009 All-Star Game, and the Panthers in 2012 All-Star Game.

R-68-Jaromir Jagr: Every year, in every sport, it's very likely that an old veteran will get a spot in the All-Star Game as a nod to their career accomplishments. It wouldn't be limited to that for Jagr, who's scoring at a rate closer to the highest of his post-KHL career than to lowest. Last season, Jagr finished with 47 points (17G, 30A) and a 52.6 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 60 points (26G, 34A) and a 51.8 Corsi% in 80 games. Jagr represented the Penguins in the 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 All-Star Games, the Capitals in the 2002 and 2003 All-Star Games, and the Rangers in the 2004 All-Star Game. He was named to play in 2001, but was unable to due to injury.

Los Angeles Kings

D-6-Jake Muzzin: A complete unknown when he got his start in the NHL only three seasons ago. Since then, however, he's posted strong defensive numbers and shown an offensive touch. He's become a big minute defenceman who can hold his own as Drew Doughty's partner. Last season, Muzzin finished with 41 points (10G, 31A) and a 58.2 Corsi% in 76 games. He is on pace for 42 points (8G, 34A) and a 56.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Muzzin's first All-Star Game.

D-8-Drew Doughty: For years, Doughty has been considered one of the NHL's top defencemen, if not the top defenceman. Though he doesn't win awards he's an elite defender and has been bouncing back from a string of mediocre-to-weak offensive seasons. Currently he's the closest he's ever been to repeating his career-high offensive numbers from 2010. If he can get to 50 points, I bet he will win the Norris everyone thinks he should win. Last season, Doughty finished with 46 points (7G, 39A) and a 56.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 48 points (11G, 37A) and a 59.6 Corsi% in 82 games. Doughty represented the Kings in the 2015 All-Star Game.

D-10-Christian Ehrhoff: Ehrhoff is far removed from his days as a 10-goal 50-point man, but he's become a bit underrated. While his offence has slipped, once after he left Vancouver and again after he left Buffalo, his defensive numbers have remained solid and he's remained capable of handling a top-four workload. Last season, Ehrhoff finished with 14 points (3G, 11A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 49 games. He is on pace for 25 points (6G, 19A) and a 56.9 Corsi% in 78 games. This would be Ehrhoff's first All-Star Game.

C-11-Anze Kopitar: Similar to Doughty, Kopitar is an elite offensive player who would produce points like an elite offensive player if he wasn't being made to play in such a defensive-oriented system. Kopitar has been in direct competition the last few seasons with elite defensive centres like Toews, Bergeron, and Backes. Last season, Kopitar finished 64 points (16G, 48A) and a 59.2 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 51 points (23G, 28A) and a 57.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Kopitar represented the Kings in the 2008, 2011, and 2015 All-Star Games.

R-12-Marian Gaborik: Gaborik, despite having literally spent his entire career with defensive-oriented teams, has benefited from coaches recognizing, to one extent or another, his offensive ability and allowing him to produce, with five 30-goal seasons, among them one 40-goal season, with Minnesota, and two 40-goal seasons with the Rangers. He scored at a 30-goal and 55-point pace in his first full season with the Kings, which was cut into by injury. He's not doing so well this season. Luckily for him, he keeps valuable by quietly being a top defensive forward. Last season, Gaborik finished with 47 points (27G, 20A) and a 59.6 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for 28 points (17G, 11A) and a 58.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Gaborik represented the Wild in the 2003 and 2008 All-Star Games and the Rangers in the 2012 All-Star Game.

L-17-Milan Lucic: Say what you will about a lack of talent or a dirty playing style, Lucic does produce solid offence. Playing top-six minutes on a surprisingly productive Los Angeles team, Lucic could finish with his highest goal total in five years and a major bounceback in total points. Last season, Lucic finished with 44 points (18G, 26A) and a 51.2 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 51 points (28G, 23A) and a 57.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Lucic's first All-Star Game.

R-23-Dustin Brown: Brown is one of those players who has played a very physical style, to the point that the wear-and-tear has hurt the other areas of his game, especially offensive production. Brown has failed to reach 30 points in both of the last two non-lockout seasons and is trending towards a third straight sub-30 finish. Still, his defensive game is solid, and he's had solid offensive production in past seasons. Last season, Brown finished with 27 points (11G, 16A) and a 54.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 26 points (6G, 20A) and a 61.0 Corsi% in 82 games. Brown represented the Kings in the 2009 All-Star Game.

G-32-Jonathan Quick: Quick has been one of the best goaltenders the past few years. While the two-time Stanley Cup winner failed to get the Kings to the playoffs last season, Quick is bouncing back and posting the second-highest save percentage of his career. Last season, Quick finished with a 36-22-13 record and a 0.918 Save% in 72 games. He is on pace for a 45-20-3 record and 0.920 Save% in 68 games. Quick represented the Kings in the 2012 All-Star Game.

R-73-Tyler Toffoli: Toffoli performed much better as a sophomore, jumping from eighth to third in team scoring. With the Kings unusually productive offensively, Toffoli is scoring at the highest clip of his short career. He's emerging as the Kings' go-to goal-scorer. He and Jeff Carter are still lined up from the "That 70s Line" days, and with Milan Lucic, they're Los Angeles' leading offensive line. Last season, Toffoli finished with 49 points (23G, 26A) and a 57.7 Corsi% in 76 games. He is on pace for 56 points (31G, 25A) and a 57.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Toffoli's first All-Star Game.

C-77-Jeff Carter: In his previous seasons with the Kings, Carter's career has been plagued by struggling to properly dish to teammates like an elite centre is expected to, and/or still failing to get to the 30-goal mark. In a bounceback season, Carter could do both. Last season, Carter finished with 62 points (28G, 34A) and a 56.7 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 73 points (31G, 42A) and a 57.1 Corsi% in 82 games. Carter represented the Flyers in the 2009 All-Star Game.

Minnesota Wild

C-3-Charlie Coyle: In the past few seasons, Coyle's offensive numbers have steadily risen, five points being added to the total each season. This season, the young power forward has been playing centre with a resurgent Thomas Vanek. Last season, Coyle finished with 35 points (11G, 24A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 39 points (18G, 21A) and a 46.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Coyle's first All-Star Game.

C-9-Mikko Koivu: Koivu's always been a solid defensive centre, but the point production hasn't been anywhere near as consistent. The last time Koivu reached 60 points was 2010/11. He has only reached 50 once since then. Managing to stay healthy, Koivu's offensive numbers are resurgent. He's showing why he's still a no.1 centre in the NHL. Last season, Koivu finished with 48 points (14G, 34A) and a 54.4 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Koivu's first All-Star Game. He is on pace for 62 points (15G, 47A) and a 57.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He was named to play in 2012, but was unable to due to injury.

L-11-Zach Parise: It took a couple of seasons, but as Minnesota has turned into a top team, Parise has returned to elite-level goal-scoring. Playing with a solid puck-mover in Koivu, Parise was able to get to 30 goals last season and is likely to again this season. Last season, Parise finished with 62 points (33G, 29A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 74 games. He is on pace for 55 points (33G, 22A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 74 games. Parise represented the Devils in the 2009 All-Star Game.

L-16-Jason Zucker: Zucker was the surprising story of last season, scoring an unexpectedly high number of goals in a relatively short time before an untimely injury. He's doing a good job this season, staying healthy and boosting his assist totals, though he's been on an extended cold streak. I expect his pace to improve once he snaps out of it. Last season, Zucker finished with 26 points (21G, 5A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 51 games. He is on pace for 41 points (18G, 23A) and a 56.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Zucker's first All-Star Game.

D-20-Ryan Suter: Since joining the Wild, Suter has been the most-used defenceman in the NHL, averaging nearly a half-hour of icetime in each of the past two seasons. He has topped the 40-point mark three times in his career, but saw his production dip last season. I've maintained that his extremely heavy usage would hurt his play on the ice, forcing him to play conservatively in order to be effective late in games, at the expense of his best play. Either the Wild have realized this, or they finally trust the rest of their top-four enough to give them some of Suter's minutes. Suter is averaging two-thirds of a minute less than last season, and producing offence at the highest rate of his career. He's also seen his defensive numbers improve. Last season, Suter finished with 38 points (2G, 36A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 62 points (12G, 50A) and a 52.6 Corsi% in 82 games. Suter represented the Predators in the 2012 All-Star Game and the Wild in the 2015 All-Star Game.

R-22-Nino Niederreiter: Niederreiter asking for a trade off Long Island was the best thing he could have done. He immediately slotted into the Wild top-six and has been a key offensive producer. A cold streak recently has hurt his scoring pace, but it looks temporary, and he took a huge step last season. Last season, Niederreiter finished with 37 points (24G, 13A) and a 52.4 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 30 points (18G, 12A) and a 54.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Niederreiter's first All-Star Game.

L-26-Thomas Vanek: Even though Vanek hasn't finished with 30 or more goals since 2011, Vanek has still had some good offensive seasons, topping 68 and 52 points in the last two seasons. He's bouncing back in terms of goals, despite the fact that he's currently on the third line. Last season, Vanek finished with 52 points (21G, 31A) and a 47.5 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 55 points (29G, 26A) and a 45.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Vanek represented the Sabres in the 2009 All-Star Game.

R-29-Jason Pominville: Pominville struggled a bit in the goal-scoring department last season after a 30-30-60 season, but remained a solid playmaker. His goals have dipped even lower this season, but he's getting assists at a good rate. Last season, Pominville finished with 54 points (18G, 36A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 47 points (9G, 38A) and a 50.7 Corsi% in 82 games. Pominville represented the Sabres in the 2012 All-Star Game.

G-40-Devan Dubnyk: Last season was excellent for Dubnyk. After being traded away from Edmonton, being a regular healthy scratch with Nashville, and being demoted by Montreal, Dubnyk parlayed solid play with Arizona into a lengthy start streak that lasted from his last game with the Coyotes until the second-to-last game of the season. He was very deserving of his Vezina nomination, and would have won if not for Carey Price's dominant season. He struggled in the early part of the season, but he's picked things up more recently. Last season, Dubnyk finished with a 36-14-4 record and a 0.929 Save% in 39 games. He is on pace for a 38-20-6 record and a 0.918 Save% in 67 games. This would be Dubnyk's first All-Star Game.

D-46-Jared Spurgeon: In his past three non-lockout seasons, Spurgeon has been unable to play a whole season or score at any more than a 31-point pace. This season, he's graduated to the first pairing, outpaced his career-average production, and stayed healthy. Last season, Spurgeon finished with 25 points (9G, 16A) and a 53.7 Corsi% in 66 games. He is on pace for 47 points (12G, 25A) and a 51.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Spurgeon's first All-Star Game.

C-64-Mikael Granlund: Granlund has been a perfectly serviceable point producer in his first couple of seasons. While he needs to start scoring more goals if he wants to become a no.1 centre, he's getting assists at a first-line level. Last season, Granlund finished with 39 points (8G, 31A) and a 52.5 Corsi% in 68 games. He is on pace for 53 points (9G, 44A) and a 50.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Granlund's first All-Star Game.

Montreal Canadiens

R-11-Brendan Gallagher: In past seasons, the 5'9" Gallagher was firmly situated in 20-20-40 territory. He would keep a spot on the top line thanks to combining his unextraordinary, but decent, production with his grit and defensive game. While he's out with an injury, Gallagher is scoring at the fastest rate of his career. Last season, Gallagher finished with 47 points (24G, 23A) and a 53.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 63 points (30G, 33A) and a 56.7 Corsi% in 73 games. This would be Gallagher's first All-Star Game.

C-14-Tomas Plekanec: Plekanec is enjoying a career resurgence. He's been a secondary contributor playing with subpar wingers for the past few seasons, but the construction of a strong top-nine has bumped Plekanec's production to the highest rate its been in Plekanec's carere. While he's been praised for being solid defensively, he's actually been living up to that billing this season. Last season, Plekanec finished with 60 points (26G, 34A) and a 49.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 72 points (19G, 53A) and a 55.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Plekanec's first All-Star Game.

L-15-Tomas Fleischmann: Fleischmann put up surprising numbers in his first season with Florida in 2011/12, but was unable to match that production in the following years. Aside from 2012/13, Fleischmann's current production is the best he's had since 2012. He's on a cheap contract after a forgettable finish to last season, and given his production, he's one the biggest steals of free agency. Last season, Fleischmann finished with 27 points (8G, 19A) and a 51.8 Corsi% in 66 games. He is on pace for 42 points (21G, 21A) and a 49.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Fleischmann's first All-Star Game.

R-22-Dale Weise: Last season, Weise was described as a "play anywhere" kind of player despite low production and poor possession stats. This season, he has been a suprisingly central contributor on offence and his possession numbers have been decent. Last season, Weise scored 29 points (10G, 19A) and a 46.0 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 45 points (24G, 21A) and a 51.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Weise's first All-Star Game.

D-26-Jeff Petry: While his point totals make it seem otherwise, Petry is a decent puck-mover. As it turns out, he's also solid defensively. It's his hidden depths as a player that got the Habs to trade for him, and both his offensive and defensive numbers this season are more indicative of his talent. Last season, Petry finished with 22 points (7G, 15A) and a 47.4 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 32 points (11G, 21A) and a 55.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Petry's first All-Star Game.

C-27-Alex Galchenyuk: The Habs coaching staff has come to its senses this season, finally playing Galchenyuk at his natural centre position. A four-game pointless streak earlier this season has hurt his scoring rate, but playing at his natural position has helped him produce at the highest level of his career. He'll produce even more if and when he's moved to the first line. Last season, Galchenyuk finished with 46 points (20G, 26A) and a 50.8 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 56 points (19G, 37A) and a 54.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Galchenyuk's first All-Star Game.

G-31-Carey Price: Last season, Price absolutely dominated, winning four personal awards and finishing with the sixth best save percentage in NHL history prior to this season, according to hockey-reference.com. Now that they're doing so well and not being forced to rely so heavily on him, Price has a shot at backstopping the Habs to a Stanley Cup. Last season, Price finished with a 44-16-6 record and a 0.933 Save% in 66 games. He is on pace for a 26-5-0 record and a 0.934 Save% in 32 games. Price represented the Canadiens in the 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015 All-Star Games.

L-67-Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty has been one of the NHL's elite goal scorers the past few years, topping 30 goals and 60 points in each of his last three non-lockout seasons. He was snubbed from last season's All-Star Game, but I seriously doubt that mistake will be made again. Last season, Pacioretty finished with 67 points (37G, 30A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 69 points (37G, 32A) and a 56.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Pacioretty's first All-Star Game.

D-76-PK Subban: I was surprised Subban didn't win the Norris Trophy last season. He wasn't that far behind Erik Karlsson in terms of points or icetime, but was the more physical player and had more shorthanded time. Despite that, he's been an elite defenceman. He hasn't put up many goals this season, but he's still eighth in defenceman scoring. Last season, Subban finished with 60 points (15G, 45A) and a 52.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 56 points (3G, 53A) and a 52.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Subban's first All-Star Game.

D-79-Andrei Markov: After missing several seasons with knee injuries, Markov came back in 2012/13, and his offensive numbers have actually climbed in each season, largely thanks to big minutes with Subban. Last season, Markov finished with 50 points (10G, 40A) and a 50.7 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 50 points (5G, 45A) and a 52.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Markov represented the Canadiens in the 2008 and 2009 All-Star Games.

Nashville Predators

D-3-Seth Jones: It's clear who the Predators are grooming to be their next top defenceman. It's Jones, who has slowly elevated his point totals each season while taking on more defensive responsibility. He could reach 30 points in his third season, assuming he gets out of his cold streak. Last season, Jones finished with 27 points (8G, 19A) and a 54.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 28 points (3G, 25A) and a 60.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Jones's first All-Star Game.

D-4-Ryan Ellis: Last season, Ellis produced at a 38-point pace, but missed a large chunk of the year due to injury. He's currently playing on the second pairing with Jones, and it's been a good mix. While Jones is the physical presence, Ellis is the more offensive-oriented defenceman, but both are good at offence and defence. Last season, Ellis finished with 27 points (9G, 18A) and a 55.4 Corsi% in 58 games. He is on pace for 37 points (6G, 31A) and a 55.9 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Ellis' first All-Star Game.

D-6-Shea Weber: Two seasons ago, Weber matched a career-high of 23 goals. Even though his possession numbers have been weak since he and Ryan Suter stopped playing together, his offensive numbers are so good he's considered elite. And while not great, he did managed to get over the 50% mark. Last season, Weber finished with 45 points (15G, 30A) and a 50.6 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 52 points (25G, 27A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Weber represented the Predators in the 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015 All-Star Games.

L-9-Filip Forsberg: Forsberg spent most of last season pacing all rookies in scoring, though a late-season cold snap resulted in him not being a finalist in favour of the two forwards who outscored him by one point and eventual winner Aaron Ekblad. That's not an indictment on Forsberg. A cold streak has hurt his offensive production this season, but he's still fourth in team scoring, second among forwards. Last season, Forsberg finished with 63 points (17G, 37A) and a 57.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 52 points (16G, 36A) and a 56.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Forsberg represented the Predators in the 2015 All-Star Game.

C-12-Mike Fisher: Though never a top offensive producer, Fisher's been a solid secondary point scorer and defensive centre. In his past few, admittedly injury-prone, seasons, he's scored at a 50-point pace. This season, he has struggled, but he's on the main All-Star ballot, hence him being here. Last season, Fisher finished with 39 points (19G, 20A) and a 52.1 Corsi% in 59 games. He is on pace for 22 points (16G, 6A) and a 56.6 Corsi% in 76 games. This would be Fisher's first All-Star Game.

L-15-Craig Smith: Smith's shooting percentage this season hasn't been good, but all accounts he should be producing. He's only taking two tenths of a shot per game less than last season, and is getting the same icetime. He did top the 50-point mark in 2013/14. Though he's just a secondary scorer, he's been an integral piece of the Predators offence since he joined them. Last season, Smith finished with 28 points (17G, 11A) and a 55.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 30 points (19G, 11A) and a 55.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Smith's first All-Star Game.

R-18-James Neal: While during the first half of last season, Neal was on one of the most productive first lines in the NHL, he missed some time with injury and his scoring tapered off. His goal scoring is rebounding this season, but it remains to be seen if it will last. He hasn't topped 30 since his 40-goal campaign in 2011/12. Last season, Neal finished with 37 points (23G, 14A) and a 57.0 Corsi% in 67 games. He is on pace for 55 points (33G, 22A) and a 56.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Neal represented the Penguins in the 2012 All-Star Game.

G-35-Pekka Rinne: In the two seasons prior to last season, Rinne missed a lot of time with injuries, killing the Preds' chances of making the playoffs. Finally coming into some good health last season, he got them back to the postseason, proving how essential he is to the team's success. Last season, Rinne finished with a 41-17-6 record and a 0.923 Save% in 64 games. He is on pace for 33-22-14 record and a 0.907 Save% in 68 games. This would be Rinne's first All-Star Game.

D-59-Roman Josi: Josi has emerged as Nashville's top point-producing defenceman. After forgettable rookie and sophomore seasons, he broke out in 2013/14, and has added a lot to his point production, outpacing Shea Weber both last season and this season. Similar to Weber, Josi's posted poor possession numbers, but managed to get on the right side of 50% last season. Last season, Josi finished with 55 points (15G, 40A) and a 50.3 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 60 points (19G, 41A) and a 49.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Josi's first All-Star Game.

C-63-Mike Ribeiro: Ribeiro went from a mediocre season and a buyout in 2014 to topping 60 points on one of the league's most productive scoring lines last season. His icetime has dropped nearly a minute, bringing his totals this season down, but he's still the no.1 centre. Last season, Ribeiro finished with 62 points (15G, 47A) and a 57.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 44 points (8G, 36A) and a 56.8 Corsi% in 82 games. Ribeiro represented the Stars in the 2008 All-Star Game.

New Jersey Devils

D-5-Adam Larsson: Since being moved into a shut-down role, mostly starting in the defensive zone and facing tough competition, Larsson's offensive and possession numbers have gotten worse. Maybe it's because of bad chemistry or lack of competition, but hopefully as he develops he can improve. He did well during the second half of last season, hence last season's career offensive high. If the Devils can add another skilled blueliner, maybe Larsson will be able to post better numbers. Last season, Larsson finished with 24 points (3G, 21A) and a 47.0 Corsi% in 64 games. He is on pace for 17 points (3G, 14A) and a 46.2 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Larsson's first All-Star Game.

D-6-Andy Greene: Two seasons ago, Greene topped the 30-point mark for the second time in his career, but he's always taken on a more defensive role at the NHL level. Similar to Larsson, Greene's possession numbers suffered last season, like due to the loss of Mark Fayne, with whom Greene posted a 56.3 Corsi% in 2013/14. He's still New Jersey's blueline workhorse. Last season, Greene posted a 22 points (3G, 19A) and a 48.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 10 points (5G, 5A) and a 46.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Greene's first All-Star Game.

L-13-Mike Cammalleri: Cammalleri hasn't topped 60 points since 2009 or 50 since 2010, due mostly to injury. When he's in the lineup, he's an effective goal-scorer. Having managed to stay healthy this season, Cammalleri's proving it. Last season, Cammalleri finished with 42 points (27G, 15A) and a 45.0 Corsi% in 68 games. He is on pace for 82 points (32G, 50A) and a 50.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Cammalleri's first All-Star Game.

C-14-Adam Henrique: Prior to his current injury, Henrique was centering the first line, scoring at a career-high pace and getting good production out of Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Thankfully, he's only day-to-day. Last season, Henrique finished with 43 points (16G, 27A) and a 45.9 Corsi% in 75 games. He is on pace for 66 points (37G, 29A) and a 48.9 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Henrique's first All-Star Game.

C-19-Travis Zajac: Entering this season, Zajac hadn't reached 60 points since 2010, and had finished with the fewest points he'd scored in a non-lockout. Prior to getting injured, Zajac was on pace for a rebound season. He still is to an extent, but not to the extent of approaching his career-highs. Last season, Zajac finished with 25 points (11G, 14A) and a 47.2 Corsi% in 74 games. He is on pace for 48 points (19G, 29A) and a 49.5 Corsi% in 76 games. This would be Zajac's first All-Star Game.

R-20-Lee Stempniak: Prior to this season, the only time Stempniak put up any notable offensive numbers was when he was just joining a new team mid-season. He hasn't had a strong season with a single team since his 27-goal 52-point season with St. Louis in 2006/07. Now, he's on the top line scoring the most points in a single season of his career. Last season, Stempniak finished with 28 points (15G, 13A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 63 points (19G, 44A) and a 49.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Stempniak's first All-Star Game.

R-21-Kyle Palmieri: Palmieri had only reached the 30-point mark once in his career prior to this season. He's already on the verge of besting his career-highs, and producing like an elite player. People expected he'd benefit from playing at home, but I don't think anyone expected he'd be this good. Last season, Palmieri finished with 29 games (14G, 15A) and a 51.1 Corsi% in 57 games. He is on pace for 63 points (36G, 27A) and a 49.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Palmieri's first All-Star Game.

L-26-Patrik Elias: Elias, only three seasons removed from a 78-point season, is at the tail end of his career. This is the last season of the soon-to-be 40-year-old's contract, and I can see him retiring. He was named to play in last year's All-Star Game as the "legacy pick". He only recently got into the lineup, and is scoring at just a marginally faster rate than last season. Last season, Elias finished with 34 points (13G, 21A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for 31 points (6G, 25A) and a 49.3 Corsi% in 62 games. Elias represented the Devils in the 2000, 2002, 2011, and 2015 All-Star Games.

D-28-Damon Severson: Severson was producing at a good clip in the early going of last season, but that production quickly tapered off, and he missed a good chunk of the season with an injury. This season, he's leading Devils blueliners in scoring. Last season, Severson finished with 17 points (5G, 12A) and a 50.1 Corsi% in 51 games. He is on pace for 28 points (3G, 25A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Severson's first All-Star Game.

G-35-Cory Schneider: Schneider kind of gets forgotten playing for a team that's been as bad as the Devils have been since Schneider joined them. That's changing now that the Devils have managed to have some success this season. Schneider's currently in the top ten in GAA, Save%, wins, and shutouts. Last season, Schneider finished with a 26-31-9 record and a 0.925 Save% and a 0.925 Save% in 69 games. He is on pace for a 36-22-11 record and a 0.924 Save% in 68 games. This would be Schneider's first All-Star Game.

New York Islanders

D-2-Nick Leddy: The addition of Leddy was one of the big acquisitions of last offseason, made just prior to the start of the season. Leddy finished eighth in team scoring in his first season with the Islanders, leading all team defencemen in scoring. Last season, Leddy finished with 37 points (10G, 27A) and a 55.8 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 24 assists in 50.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Leddy's first All-Star Game.

D-3-Travis Hamonic: Hamonic quietly had a strong season last year. He was the team's go-to shut-down guy, but put up some decent offence. While he has requested a trade to move closer to home, for the time being he's still an Islander, and a key member of the team, leading the team in average time on ice. Last season, Hamonic finished with 33 points (5G, 28A) and a 50.8 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 16 points (3G, 13A) and a 52.5 CorsI% in 82 games. This would be Hamonic's first All-Star Game.

R-18-Ryan Strome: Strome struggled out of the gate this season, but has picked things up lately. He scored five points in 12 games, missing one game more each with an illness and as a scratch, before being sent down to the minors, but he has scored five points in eight games since being recalled last last month. Last season, Strome finished with 50 points (17G, 33A) and a 53.3 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 36 points (11G, 25A) and a 47.8 Corsi% in 71 games. This would be Strome's first All-Star Game.

R-21-Kyle Okposo: Since becoming the top right winger for the Islanders for the 2013/14, Okposo has been top offensive contributor for the Isles. He's either topped, or been on pace to top, 60 points in both of the last two seasons and this one. Last season, Okposo finished with 51 points (18G, 33A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 60 games. He is on pace for 69 points (21G, 48A) and a 50.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Okposo's first All-Star Game.

L-27-Anders Lee: Amidst the performances of other rookies, Lee's season was overlooked. He was a rookie last season, and he finished sixth among first-years. The power forward was off to a slow start this season, but is beginning to pick things up. Last season, Lee finished with 41 points (25G, 16A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 76 games. He is on pace for 37 points (11G, 26A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Lee's first All-Star Game.

D-28-Marek Zidlicky: Zidlicky quietly got back over 40 points in 2013/14, and topped 30 last season as the Devils traded him to the Red Wings. The Islanders took a flyer on him late in free agency, and although he's produced like a soon-to-be 39-year-old, he's still second on the team in defenceman scoring. Last season, Zidlicky finished with 34 points (7G, 27A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 84 games. He is on pace for 29 points (9G, 20A) and a 49.5 Corsi% in 78 games. This would be Zidlicky's first All-Star Game.

C-29-Brock Nelson: Nelson had an improved season over his rookie effort last season. While most of his production came in the first half, Nelson still had a strong season overall. He's been playing on the wing in the top-six. Last season, Nelson finished with 42 points (20G, 22A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 45 points (24G, 21A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Nelson's first All-Star Game.

G-41-Jaroslav Halak: After falling out of favour with the Blues and bouncing from St. Louis to Buffalo to Washington, Halak has found a consistent home with the Islanders. After they missed the playoffs in 2014, Halak backstopped them back in last season. Last season, Halak finished with a 38-17-4 record and a 0.914 Save% in 59 games. He is on pace for a 24-11-8 record and a 0.926 Save% in 45 games. Halak represented the Islanders in the 2015 All-Star Game.

C-51-Frans Nielsen: Nielsen acquitted himself well when a late-season injury to John Tavares in 2013/14 allowed him to finish the season as the no.1 centre, boosting his numbers to a strong 25 goals and 58 points. Nielsen's having the best season of his career right now. Last season, Nielsen finished with 43 points (14G, 29A) and a 52.2 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 58 points (32G, 26A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Nielsen's first All-Star Game.

D-55-Johnny Boychuk: In his time with the Bruins, Boychuk was a decent top-four defenceman, being able to top 20 points and play on the power play thanks to his hard shot. Since joining the Islanders, he's emerged offensively. He finished second among Isles blueliners in scoring in 2014/15 and is leading them in scoring this season. Last season, Boychuk finished with 35 points (9G, 26A) and a 55.5 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 32 points (8G, 24A) and a 47.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Boychuk's first All-Star Game.

L-86-Nikolay Kulemin: While Kulemin hasn't been a major offensive threat for years, he's been very solid defensively, which is why he's on the third line playing against tough competition. In 2010/11, he scored 30 goals and 57 points. Last season, Kulemin finished with 31 points (15G, 16A) and a 52.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 26 points (5G, 21A) and a 46.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Kulemin's first All-Star Game.

C-91-John Tavares: Tavares has been one of a handful of stars that has struggled to put up offence this season. All things are relative. He's still scoring at a first-line rate, but significantly less than is typical, and he is 54th in league scoring according to the NHL.com stats page. Last season, Tavares finished with 86 points (38G, 48A) and a 54.7 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 65 points (37G, 28A) and a 48.2 Corsi% in 79 games. Tavares represented the Islanders in the 2012 and 2015 All-Star Games.

New York Rangers

C-16-Derick Brassard: Since joining the Rangers, Brassard, who struggled to produce with Columbus, has been the de facto no.1 centre. He's the one lining up with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello. Last season, Brassard finished with 60 points (19G, 41A) and a 52.4 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 61 points (29G, 32A) and a 49.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Brassard's first All-Star Game.

D-18-Marc Staal: This season and last, Staal's defensive numbers haven't been all that great, but a couple seasons back, he had been a good possession defenceman. I blame coaching. Staal is having a good run offensively this season. Last season, Staal finished with 20 points (5G, 15A) and a 47.0 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 27 points (3G, 24A) and a 45.6 Corsi% in 82 games. Staal represented the Rangers in the 2011 All-Star Game.

C-21-Derek Stepan: I can't put one of the Rangers' top two centres on this list without the other. While it seems he's lost the no.1 centre job to Derick Brassard, Stepan scored more points in the last two seasons. Last season, Stepan finished with 55 points (16G, 39A) and a 46.1 Corsi% in 68 games. He is on pace for 38 points (19G, 19A) and a 47.4 Corsi% in 74 games. This would be Stepan's first All-Star Game.

D-22-Dan Boyle: Boyle's production has dropped off badly in the past two seasons. This season, he has been sixth among Rangers skaters in average icetime and been healthy scratched in six games this season. His inclusion on this list is as a "legacy pick". There is one thing Boyle has excelled at this season though. He is the only one of the Rangers' defencemen this season to have a Corsi% above 50. Last season, Boyle finished with 20 points (9G, 11A) and a 52.8 Corsi% in 65 games. He is on pace for 27 points (6G, 21A) and a 47.4 Corsi% in 76 games. Boyle represented the Sharks in the 2009 and 2011 All-Star Games.

D-27-Ryan McDonagh: The 43 points McDonagh finished with in 2013/14 did two things. Firstly, it, along with his icetime and defensive play, was enough to make McDonagh the next Rangers captain after Ryan Callahan was traded and Brad Richards was bought out. Secondly, it proved that McDonagh does have some good offensive ability. Last season, McDonagh finished with 33 points (8G, 25A) and a 48.7 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 37 points (11G, 26A) and a 44.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be McDonagh's first All-Star Game.

G-30-Henrik Lundqvist: Lundqvist has long been an elite goaltender, his most recent achievements being a Vezina Trophy in 2012 and an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 2014. His numbers are bouncing back this season after a few seasons below 0.930 Save%. Last season, Lundqvist finished with a 30-13-3 record and a 0.922 Save% in 46 games. He is on pace for 37-16-8 record and a 0.933 Save% in 63 games. Lundqvist represented the Rangers in the 2009, 2011, and 2012 All-Star Games.

R-36-Mats Zuccarello: Zuccarello is currently the only active Norwegian in the NHL, and he's representing his country very well. He was an easy choice to go to Sochi in 2014 when he was on the way to a 59-point finish, and now he's blowing his career-highs out of the water. He's the right-winger on the top line and has also developed some sniping ability. Last season, Zuccarello finished with 49 points (15G, 34A) and a 52.4 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 66 points (34G, 32A) and a 48.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Zuccarello's first All-Star Game.

L-61-Rick Nash: Nash's time with the Rangers has been up-and-down. First it was up, when he scored a point a game during the lockout-shortended 2012/13 season, then a down year as fell below 30 goals and 40 points, then an up year as he set a new career-high in goals. Now he's on another down year. Still, he's producing at a top-line level, and it's Zuccarello who is handling the bulk of his line's goal-scoring. Last season, Nash finished with 69 points (42G, 27A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 58 points (25G, 33A) and a 48.8 Corsi% in 80 games. Nash represented the Blue Jackets in the 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 All-Star Games, and the Rangers in the 2015 All-Star Game.

D-93-Keith Yandle: Yandle has been stuck on the third pairing since he joined the Rangers last season. The drop in icetime has also hurt his offensive numbers. He was typically a good bet for 50+ points in Arizona, and yet he's only scored at a 41-point pace in the entirety of his time with the Rangers. Yandle is leading Rangers defenceman in scoring. Last season, Yandle finished with 52 points (6G, 46A) and a 49.2 Corsi% in 84 games. He is on pace for 40 points (3G, 37A) and a 52.2 Corsi% in 82 games. Yandle represented the Coyotes in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Games.

Ottawa Senators

R-6-Bobby Ryan: Ryan topped the 30-goal mark in each of his first four seasons. Though his average icetime has dropped since he joined the Senators, he's picked up his production this season back to first-line levels. The goals aren't as plenty as they used to be, mostly due to the lack of icetime compared to his time in Anaheim. Last season, Ryan finished with 54 points (18G, 36A) and a 49.4 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 77 points (25G, 52A) and a 42.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Ryan represented the Senators in the 2015 All-Star Game.

C-7-Kyle Turris: Turris has proven a solid replacement for Jason Spezza. Last season was his first as the first-line centre, and tied for 29th in league scoring. Last season, Turris finished with 64 points (24G, 40A) and a 50.3 Corsi% in 29 games. He is on pace for 66 points (33G, 33A) and a 49.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Turris' first All-Star Game.

L-9-Milan Michalek: Michalek was voted into the 2012 All-Star Game along with three teammates as part of what seemed to be a ballot-stuffing campaign by that season's host's, Ottawa's, fans. He did earn his spot that year, scoring 35 goals and 60 points that season. Continued injury struggles and growing consistency issues, along with the resulting drop in icetime, have hurt his offensive totals. Last season, Michalek finished with 34 points (13G, 21A) and a 49.4 Corsi% in 66 games. He is on pace for 26 points (16G, 10A) and a 44.7 Corsi% in 76 games. Michalek represented the Senators in the 2012 All-Star Game.

G-41-Craig Anderson: While Ottawa's backup goaltending has been a revolving door moving with each hot and cold streak of whoever happens to be filling it, and the backup typically gets more attention, Anderson has somewhat quietly been a consistent backstop for the Senators. His most notable run was 2012/13, when he posted a 0.941 Save% in 24 games, setting himself up as a Vezina frontrunner before going down with an injury. He missed chunks of the second half last season, opening the door for Andrew Hammond's memorable run, but has regained the starting job. Last season, Anderson finished with a 14-13-8 record and a 0.923 Save% in 35 games. He is on pace for a 36-25-8 record and a 0.915 Save% in 68 games. This would be Anderson's first All-Star Game.

R-61-Mark Stone: Last season, finally establishing himself at the NHL level, Stone led all rookies in scoring and placed second in goals. He's currently playing on a line with Mike Hoffman, and has taken on more of a playmaking role compared to last season. Last season, Stone finished with 64 points (26G, 38A) and a 51.9 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 77 points (20G, 57A) and a 51.6 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Stone's first All-Star Game.

D-65-Erik Karlsson: Last season was a weak one for defenceman scoring in general. Karlsson, one of last season's most glaring All-Star snubs, led all defencemen in scoring for the second season in a row and the third overall. While he's not known for playing well in defensive situations, his offensive ability makes up for it to an extent it doesn't for other teams' top defenceman. It's currently a two-horse race for the defenceman scoring title between him and John Klingberg. Last season, Karlsson finished with 66 points (21G, 45A) and a 52.8 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 87 points (16G, 71A) and a 50.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Karlsson represented the Senators in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Games.

L-68-Mike Hoffman: Hoffman had an impressive rookie season last season, finishing fourth in points and first in goals. This season, Hoffman is really breaking out, currently tied for fourth in the NHL in goals. Last season, Hoffman finished with 48 points (27G, 21A) and a 51.7 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 81 points (45G, 36A) and a 48.9 Corsi% in 78 games. This would be Hoffman's first All-Star Game.

Philadelphia Flyers

D-3-Radko Gudas: Bear with me on this one. I always include some defensive-oriented defencemen on these lists. And as far as defensive defencemen go, Gudas offers a lot. He plays big minutes, currently third among Philadelphia skaters in average icetime, playing a shut-down role, posting strong possession numbers, and he also has offensive ability, having scored 22 points in 2013/14. Last season, Gudas finished with five points (2G, 3A) and a 52.3 Corsi% in 31 games. He is on pace for three assists and a 53.3 Corsi% in 76 games. This would be Gudas' first All-Star Game.

C-10-Brayden Schenn: The last two seasons saw Schenn set career-highs in goals and points, respectively. Schenn, who's more of a two-way all-around guy, has been juggled on all four lines and all three forward positions at various points. He's still produced some solid offence, though he doesn't seem to fit well on the Flyers roster, and they are looking to trade him. Last season, Schenn finished with 47 points (18G, 29A) and a 49.7 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 40 points (17G, 23A) and a 47.7 Corsi% in 80 games. This would be Schenn's first All-Star Game.

L-12-Michael Raffl: Last season Raffl had a pretty good season, though you wouldn't tell by his overall point totals. He had "Cy Young Award" type season, scoring way more goals than assists. It was especially surprising, considering Raffl was added to the Flyers roster as a grindy defensive player, not a points contributor. Last season, Raffl finished with 28 points (21G, 7A) and a 55.2 Corsi% in 67 games. He is on pace for 13 points (8G, 5A) and a 54.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Raffl's first All-Star Game.

R-17-Wayne Simmonds: Simmonds' numbers have receded since a 29-goal 60-point season in 2014/14, leading them in goals. This season, he's on pace for a more typical season, but he's still doing okay offensively and defensively. Last season, Simmonds finished with 50 points (28G, 22A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 75 games. He is on pace for 44 points (19G, 25A) and a 53.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Simmonds' first All-Star Game.

C-28-Claude Giroux: Giroux is one of the NHL's top centres. It's obvious that he'd be considered for the All-Star Game, having topped 70 points in each of all but his first two seasons and 2012/13. Last season, Giroux finished with 73 points (25G, 48A) and a 52.9 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 76 points (30G, 76A) and a 54.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Giroux represented the Flyers in the 2011, 2012, and 2015 All-Star Games.

D-32-Mark Streit: While Streit's defensive numbers haven't been that great, barely getting over a 50 Corsi% at the best of times, his offensive numbers have been elite. Despite being 38, he returned last season to 50-point territory. Last season, Streit finished with 52 points (9G, 43A) and a 49.6 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 39 points (13G, 26A) and a 44.9 Corsi% in 68 games. Streit represented the Islanders in the 2009 All-Star Game.

R-93-Jakub Voracek: Last season, Voracek went from a 62-point season to leading the scoring race for the bulk of the season, a late-season cooling off taking him to a still-good fourth-place. This season, he's still assisting at a decent pace, though for whatever reason, pucks just aren't going in for him. Last season, Voracek finished with 81 points (22G, 59A) and a 53.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 44 points (3G, 41A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 82 games. Voracek represented the Flyers in the 2015 All-Star Game.

Pittsburgh Penguins

D-3-Olli Maatta: Maatta has shown the potential to be Pittsburgh's top defenceman, finishing his rookie season with 29 points. Last season was lost due to tumour-removal surgery and an unrelated injury , and poor coaching has hurt many Penguins defensive numbers, including Maatta's. Last season, Maatta finished with nine points (1G, 8A) and a 51.1 Corsi% in 20 games. He is on pace for 28 points (14G, 14A) and a 46.8 Corsi% in 76 games. This would be Maatta' first All-Star Game.

L-14-Chris Kunitz: It's not entirely fair to assume Kunitz is just a coattail-rider. While his best offensive numbers have come with Sidney Crosby, he had seasons of 41, 60, and 50 points before the season he was traded to Pittsburgh. Following a 35-goal 68-point season in 2013/14, he's begun to show his age. He's set to finish with his lowest single-season offensive total. Last season, Kunitz finished with 40 points (17G, 23A) and a 56.7 Corsi% in 74 games. He is on pace for 33 points (12G, 21A) and a 50.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Kunitz's first All-Star Game.

G-29-Marc-Andre Fleury: Though Fleury got his Stanley Cup-winning season out of the way early in his career, he's actually in the midst of posting his best numbers this season. Last season Fleury led the NHL with 10 shutouts. Last season, Fleury finished with a 34-20-9 record and a 0.920 Save% in 64 games. He is on pace for 38-26-6 record and a 0.927 Save% in 70 games. Fleury represented the Penguins in the 2011 and 2015 All-Star Games.

L-57-David Perron: While Perron's offensive numbers have slipped since the start of last season, Perron gets on this list thanks to 2013/14, when he scored 28 goals and 57 points. Currently, he's on the Malkin-Kessel line as the complementary "digger"-style player. Last season, Perron finished with 41 points (17G, 24A) and a 55.0 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 33 points (12G, 21A) and a 46.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Perron's first All-Star Game.

D-58-Kris Letang: Letang is a case of a player who would be in the conversation for who is elite at his position if not for the constant injuries. His last few seasons have been good, finishing as a Norris finalist in 2013 and posting career-highs in 2015. Last season, Letang finished with 54 points (11G, 43A) and a 55.7 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for 44 points (3G, 41A) and a 49.2 Corsi% in 79 games. Letang represented the Penguins in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Games.

C-71-Evgeni Malkin: As he's shown with his 2009 and 2012 Art Ross seasons, Malkin does his best work when Crosby can't. Even though this time he's still the "no.2" centre, he's found chemistry with his current linemates and isn't having the same struggles Crosby has had offensively. Last season, Malkin finished with 70 points (28G, 42A) and a 55.0 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for 76 points (38G, 38A) and a 51.2 Corsi% in 82 games. Malkin represented the Penguins in the 2008, 2009, and 2012 All-Star Games. He was also named to play in 2011 and 2015, but wasn't able to due to injuries both times.

R-72-Patric Hornqvist: Hornqvist is an example of a player going from big fish in a little pond to little fish in a big pond. While he was among a low-scoring defensive-oriented Predators team's top scorers, he has been a complimentary winger in Pittsburgh. Despite that, he scored at a career-high rate last season. But Crosby's troubles ripple and become his linemates' troubles, and Hornqvist's numbers are lower than ever this season. Last season, Hornqvist finished with 51 points (25G, 26A) and a 54.7 Corsi% in 64 games. He is on pace for 30 points (15G, 15A) and a 47.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Hornqvist's first All-Star Game.

R-81-Phil Kessel: Sometimes it's okay to be a one-trick pony, depending on the trick. If you're an elite goal scorer, you don't have be a crashing power forward a Selke nominee, even if it'd be preferrable. Kessel had five 30-goal seasons, one coming after the lockout-shortened season, and still managed 25 in a season plagued by sparse offence league-wide and especially in Toronto. Kessel's offensive pace right now has been hurt by a slow start, but he has produced since being lined up with Evgeni Malkin. Last season, Kessel finished with 61 points (25G, 36A) and a 45.9 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 49 points (26G, 23A) and a 49.9 Corsi% in 82 games. Kessel represented the Maple Leafs in the 2011, 2012, and 2015 All-Star Games.

C-87-Sidney Crosby: Overall, since he was drafted first overall in 2005, Crosby has been considered the best player in the NHL. The Art Ross Trophy slipped out his grasp thanks to Jamie Benn's season-closing four-point night, but he still finished third. He struggled to put up points out of the gate, but has picked things up slightly and the hope is that new coaching will help matters. Last season, Crosby finished with 84 points (28G, 56A) and a 56.0 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 56 points (18G, 38A) and a 46.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Crosby represented the Penguins in the 2007 All-Star Game. He was also named to play in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015, but was unable to due to injury.

San Jose Sharks

D-7-Paul Martin: Martin has proven how good he is defensively and how important he is to a team's defence by leaving. Pittsburgh's defence is in a shambles, in terms of personnel depth, puck possession, and offensive production. Meanwhile San Jose's blueline has been solid with Martin in the lineup. Last season, Martin finished with 20 points (3G, 17A) and a 52.9 Corsi% in 74 games. He is on pace for 21 points (3G, 18A) and a 50.1 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Martin's first All-Star Game.

C-8-Joe Pavelski: It's shocking that Pavelski hasn't been been named to play in the All-Star Game, especially having scored 30 or more goals in each of the past three non-lockout seasons. The centre/winger's performance the past four seasons resulted in him being named captain the season after the Sharks stripped Joe Thornton of the captaincy and ran with four alternates. Last season, Pavelski finished with 70 points (38G, 33A) and a 56.9 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 74 points (37G, 37A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Pavelski's first All-Star Game.

L-12-Patrick Marleau: Marleau finally began to show his age last season. Marleau, who had previously scored at least 30 goals in each non-lockout season after the 2004 lockout, except 2007/08, is rebounding this season and is back scoring goals and points at roughly the rate he has the past few seasons. Last season, Marleau finished with 57 points (19G, 38A) and a 50.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 62 points (31G, 31A) and a 51.7 Corsi% in 82 games. Marleau represented the Sharks in the 2004, 2007, and 2009 All-Star Games.

C-19-Joe Thornton: For years, Thornton's goal totals have dipped, and now his assists have begun to dwindle as well. At the rate he's scoring, he'd finish this season with his lowest non-lockout total since 1999. He was stripped of the captaincy following 2013/14. Last season, Thornton finished with 65 points (16G, 49A) and a 58.4 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 45 points (11G, 34A) and a 53.8 Corsi% in Thornton represented the Bruins in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 All-Star Games, and the Sharks in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 All-Star Games.

G-31-Martin Jones: Jones, after impressing in two seasons as the Kings' backup, has moved up to being the Sharks no.1 goaltender, and he's performing better than the inconsistent Antti Niemi did as a Shark. Last season, Jones finished with 4-5-2 record and a 0.906 Save% in 15 games. He is on pace for a 34-28-3 record and a 0.918 Save% in 68 games. This would be Jones' first All-Star Game.

C-39-Logan Couture: This season hasn't been kind to Couture. He suffered a fractured right fibula early in the season and in his first game back was sidelined again with an arterial bleed that required surgery. He's on this list thanks to two 30+ goal seasons before the 2012 lockout and and his return to 60-point territory and offensive high from last season. Last season, Couture finished with 67 points (27G, 40A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 23 assists and a 65.9 Corsi% in 58 games. Couture represented the Sharks in the 2012 All-Star Game.

R-42-Joel Ward: Ward was the big story of 2013/14, scoring 24 goals and 49 points, as a 33-year-old sixth-year player. His production was bright spot in a really bad season for the Capitals. He is now enjoying his best offensive season, a few points out the Sharks scoring lead. Last season, Ward finished with 34 points (19G, 15A) and a 50.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 62 points (28G, 34A) and a 53.3 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Ward's first All-Star Game.

D-44-Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Vlasic began earning recognition in 2013/14 for his defensive game, when he was sent to play in the Sochi Olympics. In addition to being an excellent defensive puck-mover and possession player, he's having his best offensive season since 2009. Last season, Vlasic finished with 23 points (9G, 14A) and a 52.3 Corsi% in 70 games. He is on pace for 33 points (9G, 24A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Vlasic's first All-Star Game.

C-48-Tomas Hertl: While Hertl's posted disappointing offensive numbers in his second and now third seasons, Hertl scored 15 goals and 25 points in 37 in an injury-shortened 2013/14 rookie season. Last season, Hertl finished with 31 points (13G, 18A) and a 54.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 36 points (8G, 28A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Hertl's first All-Star Game.

D-88-Brent Burns: While Burns' Corsi% and Points/60 were better in his brief time as a winger, the fact that he still has offensive and possession numbers as a defenceman proves that he's the NHL's only true dual-position player. Having his best offensive season yet, Burns could become the next defenceman to score 30 goals in a season. Last season, Burns finished with 60 points (17G, 43A) and a 53.5 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 65 points (28G, 37A) and a 52.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Burns represented the Wild in the 2011 All-Star Game and the Sharks in the 2015 All-Star Game.

St. Louis Blues

D-19-Jay Bouwmeester: While Bouwmeester was a go-to offensive defenceman in Florida, he's been made to take on a more defensive role in recent years. In 2013, he joined St. Louis and broke his career-long playoff appearance drought, and had a decent offensive showing the next season with 37 points. While his offensive and possession numbers slipped last season, they've picked up again this season. Last season, Bouwmeester finished with 13 points (2G, 11A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 19 points (3G, 16A) and a 51.1 Corsi% in 82 games. Bouwmeester represented the Panthers in the 2007 and 2009 All-Star Games.

L-20-Alexander Steen: Since the 2012/13 lockout, Steen has strangely gotten better and better offensively. He scored 33 goals in 2013/14 and gotten closer and closer to 70 points in each season. All this in addition to having been a defensive mainstay up front. Last season, Steen finished with 64 points (24G, 40A) and a 52.6 Corsi% in 74 games. He is on pace for 68 points (26G, 42A) and a 52.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Steen's first All-Star Game.

D-22-Kevin Shattenkirk: Shattenkirk took over last season as St. Louis' top offensive weapon on the blueline. An All-Star season last year was cut short by injury, but he set a pace for career-highs. Last season, Shattenkirk finished with 44 points (8G, 36A) and a 54.2 Corsi% in 56 games. He is on pace for 59 points (14G, 45A) and a 57.4 Corsi% in 72 games. Shattenkirk represented the Blues in the 2015 All-Star Game.

C-26-Paul Stastny: Stastny had a disappointing 2014/15 season, joining his hometown team but losing the surrounding talent and icetime that got him back to 60 points in 2013/14 with Colorado. Injuries to teammates have caused his icetime to go up, but he was struggled since returning from a 16-game foot injury to keep up the fast-scoring offence he had before the injury, resulting in only a modest improvement over last season. Last season, Stastny finished with 46 points (16G, 30A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 74 games. He is on pace for 40 points (9G, 31A) and a 57.4 Corsi% in 66 games. Stastny represented the Avalanche in the 2011 All-Star Game. He was also named to play in 2008, but was unable to due to injury.

D-27-Alex Pietrangelo: After scoring 51 points in both the last full season before the lockout and the first full season after, Pietrangelo has been made to play a more defensive role, causing him to shoot less, which has hurt his offensive production. It seems part of the problem is power play time. Pietrangelo is a mainstay on the power play, but the number of opportunities nosedived last season and this season. Last season, Pietrangelo finished with 46 points (7G, 39A) and a 50.2 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 29 points (5G, 24A) and a 53.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Pietrangelo's first All-Star Game.

G-34-Jake Allen: Allen was the All-Rookie goaltender in 2012/13, and because he still hadn't played out of rookie eligibility was the All-Rookie goaltender again in 2014/15. While in past seasons he's played in a tandem with Brian Elliott, Allen has taken over the no.1 job this season. Last season, Allen finished with a 22-7-4 record and a 0.913 Save% in 37 games. He is on pace for 34-19-5 record and 0.926 Save% in 61 games. This would be Allen's first All-Star Game.

C-42-David Backes: Backes hasn't produced great offensive totals in recent years. Much of that is owed to the additions of talented offensive forwards in recent seasons while he's taken on more defensive responsibility. A slight rebound in his power play time post-lockout helped his points rebound, though he's been slow to produce this season. Last season, Backes finished with 58 points (26G, 32A) and a 50.0 CorsI% in 80 games. He is on pace for 48 points (24G, 24A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Backes represented the Blues in the 2011 All-Star Game.

R-91-Vladimir Tarasenko: As the Blues' newest sniper broke out offensively, it wasn't uncommon to see a play Tarasenko made hit the highlight reels. Nicknamed the Tarasenk-Show, he's taken another step offensively, sitting in the top-five in goals. Last season, Tarasenko finished with 73 points (37G, 36A) and a 54.9 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 79 points (49G, 30A) and a 54.7 Corsi% in 81 games. Tarasenko represented the Blues in the 2015 All-Star Game.

Tampa Bay Lightning

D-5-Jason Garrison: Garrison, who has scored at least 30 points in each of his last three non-lockout seasons, has found himself twice being made a Sami Salo replacment, first when Vancouver signed following Salo's exit in 2012, and again when Tampa Bay traded for him following Salo's exit in 2014. As he's gotten a more talented blueline to play around him, and received less ice time amid major offensive difficulty, one assist in his last 28 games, he is set for his worst full season since 2010/11. Part of the problem is that the whole team is having some difficulty. Last season, finished with 30 points (4G, 26A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 70 games. He is on pace for 10 points (5G, 5A) and a 48.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Garrison's first All-Star Game.

D-6-Anton Stralman: Stralman gained notoriety for his performance late in the 2013/14 season, in which he was an excellent puck-moving defender despite a lack of points. He was quickly scooped up in free agency by the Lightning, where he has seen a major spike in point production as the partner for soon-to-be-Norris-winner Victor Hedman. Last season, Stralman finished with 39 points (9G, 30A) and a 56.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 27 points (5G, 22A) and a 55.8 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Stralman's first All-Star Game.

C-9-Tyler Johnson: Despite his small stature, Johnson was one of the 2014 Calder Trophy runners-up and centered the sensational Triplets line last season. He has been in and out of the lineup due to injuries lately, and has been unable to get anything going offensively. The hope is that once the Triplets are reunited permanently, Johnson's scoring will pick up. Last season, Johnson finished with 72 points (29G, 43A) and a 54.6 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 36 points (13G, 23A) and a 52.1 Corsi% in 75 games. Johnson represented the Lightning in the 2015 All-Star Game.

L-18-Ondrej Palat: Another Triplet that's having a weak year offensively is Palat. Both his possession and scoring numbers are hurting. Still, Palat outscored Johnson in their shared rookie season and he was overshadowed last season, mislabeled as simply the line's defensive guy, even though he finished fourth in team scoring. Last season, Palat finished with 63 points (16G, 47A) and a 56.1 Corsi% in 75 games. He is on pace for 27 points (8G, 19A) and a 48.2 Corsi% in 70 games. This would be Palat's first All-Star Game.

R-24-Ryan Callahan: After a couple seasons of waning offence following a 54-point season in 2011/12, Callahan played his first full season in Tampa Bay and spent a large chunk of that time on Steven Stamkos' line. What resulted was a return to his career-high in points. Like other Lightning players, Callahan is having an off-year offensively. Last season, Callahan finished with 54 points (24G, 30A) and a 53.4 Corsi% in 77 games. He is on pace for 31 points (11G, 20A) and a 48.3 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Callahan's first All-Star Game.

D-25-Matthew Carle: Full disclosure, I'm not putting Carle on this because of this season, but instead of his late 2000s and, to an extent, his early 2010s, when he handled a top-four workload and finished with anywhere between 35 and 45 points. Last season, Carle finished with 18 points (4G, 14A) and a 53.4 Corsi% in 59 games. He is on pace for zero points and a 46.4 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Carle's first All-Star Game.

G-30-Ben Bishop: Initially, Bishop moved from team to team, but when he was traded for eventual wash-out Cory Conacher, Bishop established himself as an elite goalie. While Andrei Vasilevskiy is knocking on the door, the 6'7" Bishop has remained the no.1 goalie. His current career-high Save% is one of the few bright spots on the Lightning this season. Last season, Bishop finished with a 40-13-5 record and a 0.916 Save% in 62 games. He is on pace for 33-25-5 record and a 0.930 Save% in 66 games. This would be Bishop's first All-Star Game.

C-51-Valtteri Filppula: When called upon, Filppula is a solid point-producer. He scored 23 goals and 66 points in 2011/12 on the top line with the Red Wings, and scored 25 goals and 58 points in 2013/14 when he was moved up to the Lightning's first line in place of injured Steven Stamkos for the bulk of the season. Last season, Filppula finished with 48 points (12G, 36A) and a 50.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 33 points (8G, 25A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Filppula's first All-Star Game.

D-55-Braydon Coburn: Coburn is an underrated defensive defenceman. His offensive numbers have largely gone away, along with his icetime, but he's posted strong possession numbers, and he was a big-minute blueliner in Philadelphia, even getting as many as 36 points in a season, doing so in 2007/08. His role is on the defensive side this season, so you won't see him get a lot of points. Last season, Coburn finished with 11 points (1G, 10A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 43 games. He is on pace for 14 points (3G, 11A) and a 51.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Coburn's first All-Star Game.

D-77-Victor Hedman: Many have described Hedman as becoming a star. I personally came to the conclusion that he was when the 2013/14 season finished with him having scored 55 points. Aside from injury struggles last season and some sparse production in a recent stretch, Hedman has been an elite defenceman for the last few seasons. If he can stay healthy, I bet he will win a Norris Trophy in short order. Last season, Hedman finished with 38 points (10G, 28A) and a 53.9 Corsi% in 59 games. He is on pace for 42 points (6G, 36A) and a 56.8 Corsi% in 81 games. This would be Hedman's first All-Star Game.

R-86-Nikita Kucherov: Another Lightning star who is struggling, Kucherov is the last member of the Triplets. While his rookie season, shared with his linemates, was a forgettable one, he was the line's designated sniper. Having the whole line healthy will help Kucherov produce like it should help the other two. Last season, Kucherov finished with 65 points (29G, 36A) and a 56.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 49 points (30G, 19A) and a 53.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Kucherov's first All-Star Game.

C-91-Steven Stamkos: Stamkos is yet another elite player struggling to produce. All things are relative of course. Stamkos is having what many players would consider a good season, but he's ranked 51st in scoring. Last season, Stamkos finished with 72 points (43G, 29A) and a 53.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 60 points (30G, 30A) and a 49.4 Corsi% in 82 games. Stamkos represented the Lightning in the 2011, 2012, and 2015 All-Star Games.

Toronto Maple Leafs

D-3-Dion Phaneuf: Phaneuf is having one heck of a rebound season. He hasn't reached 40 points in a season since 2012, and he has only reached 30 points once again. In recent seasons, Phaneuf has fallen out of favour with Leafs fans. He's not exactly anyone's favourite anyway, but he's justifying his usage, and to an extent his paycheck this season. Coaching makes a big difference eh? Last season, Phaneuf finished with 29 points (3G, 26A) and a 45.2 Corsi%. He is on pace for 47 points (6G, 41A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Phaneuf represented the Flames in the 2007 and 2008 All-Star Games and the Maple Leafs in the 2012 All-Star Game.

R-15-Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau: Away from elite centres John Tavares and Matt Duchene, Parenteau struggled to produce with the Canadiens, finishing tenth in team scoring at a pace that would have seen him finish eighth in a full 82 games. The Leafs took a flyer on him following a buyout, and they've gotten decent results, as he's sixth in team scoring. Last season, Parenteau finished with 22 points (8G, 14A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 56 games. He is on pace for 35 points (23G, 12A) and a 48.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Parenteau's first All-Star Game.

L-19-Joffrey Lupul: Whether one takes into account injuries or not, last season was bad for Lupul. His performance dropped off in the years following his strong 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, and he's only suffered more injuries. Prior to suffering his injury this season, Lupul was setting pace for 30 goals. If he can make it to that, it will be the first time he's made it. Last season, Lupul finished with 21 points (10G, 11A) and a 44.1 Corsi% in 55 games. He is on pace for 37 points (27G, 10A) and a 43.1 Corsi% in 77 games. Lupul represented the Maple Leafs in the 2012 All-Star Game.

L-21-James van Riemsdyk: When van Riemsdyk joined the Maple Leafs in 2012, he jumped in production. He scored 30 goals and 61 points in 2013/14. This season, van Riemsdyk is scoring like he did during his okay, but not great years in Philadelphia. It looks like Phil Kessel did drive the offence when he was with Toronto. Last season, van Riemsdyk finished with 56 points (27G, 29A) and a 44.6 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 49 points (23G, 26A) and a 56.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be van Riemsdyk's first All-Star Game.

R-28-Brad Boyes: While his numbers in recent seasons haven't indicated that he is a valuable offensive player, he did show he could still produce some points in his last two seasons, spent as a first-line winger for Florida scoring at a roughly-40-point pace. He was bought out last season after the Panthers decided to go in a different direction. He's back with his draft team after a successful fall tryout, but has seen his role reduced, losing roughly four minutes of average ice time from last season. Last season, Boyes finished with 38 points (14G, 24A) and a 51.6 Corsi% in 78 games. He is on pace for 27 points (7G, 20A) and a 55.1 Corsi% in 77 games. This would be Boyes' first All-Star Game.

G-34-James Reimer: Despite backstopping the Maple Leafs in 2013 to their first playoff apperance since 2004, the Leafs decided to go out and get a new goalie. While Jonathan Bernier had a strong first season and an okay second season with the Leafs, Reimer has rebounded and taken the starter role again. This season, he's played better than he has in his career. Last season, Reimer finished with a 9-16-1 record and a 0.907 Save%. He is on pace for a 20-12-12 record and a 0.935 Save% in 0.935 Save% in 47 games. This would be Reimer's first All-Star Game.

C-43-Nazem Kadri: Kadri has been an underrated forward for the past few seasons. He hasn't been able to match his production from 2012/13, but he's still managed some offence, playing for a bad team by the way, and posting better possession numbers than the bulk of the team. A prolonged cold streak to open the season has been followed recently by four goals and an assist in his last five games. He's still stuck on the second line. Last season, Kadri finished with 39 points (18G, 21A) and a 49.8 Corsi% in 73 games. He is on pace for 33 points (15G, 18A) and a 51.9 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Kadri's first All-Star Game.

D-44-Morgan Rielly: Rielly got early recognition this season, scoring 11 points in his first 15 games of the season. His production has slowed since then, with only three points in his last 13 games. He's still a good second among Maple Leafs defencemen in scoring. Last season, Rielly finished with 29 points (8G, 21A) and a 48.2 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 41 points (9G, 32A) and a 47.2 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Rielly's first All-Star Game.

R-47-Leo Komarov: Komarov is in his second after a one-year break in the KHL. Currently he's having an excellent season. While he can't be expected to keep up his unusually high shooting percentage, he's one of the Leafs' best defensive players this season and any offence is a nice bonus. Last season, Komarov finished with 26 points (8G, 18A) and a 47.0 Corsi% in 62 games. He is on pace for 47 points (29G, 18A) and a 55.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Komarov's first All-Star Game.

D-53-Jake Gardiner: Gardiner scored 30 points in his 2011/12 rookie season, and spent the majority of next season in the minors, coming back in 2013/13 with 31 points. Due to his lack of size and questions about his defensive game, Gardiner gets less respect than one  figures he should, despite his okay offensive numbers and good possession compared to his team. Last season, Gardiner finished with 24 points (4G, 20A) and a 49.8 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 19 points (6G, 13A) and a 53.9 Corsi% in 79 games. This would be Gardiner's first All-Star Game.

Vancouver Canucks

D-2-Dan Hamhuis: Hamhuis has quietly been the stable backbone of Vancouver's blueline. His offensive numbers from earlier in the 2010s have gone away, but he's a consistent 20-point defenceman who posts good possession numbers. Both his possession and offensive stats have slipped this season, but he's had a solid history. He was part of Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics. Last season, Hamhuis finished with 23 points (1G, 22A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 59 games. He is on pace for 12 assists in 49.1 Corsi% in 78 games. This would be Hamhuis' first All-Star Game.

R-17-Radim Vrbata: Last season, Vrbata finally bucked the trend of not being able to score outside Arizona. He actually posted a career-high in points and the second-highest goal total of his career, thanks to playing with the most talented linemates he'd ever played with, the Sedins, and being the most talented player they'd ever played with. His points have been a bit more sparse this season, due in part to not playing on the top line all the time. Last season, Vrbata finished with 63 points (31G, 32A) and a 51.4 Corsi% in 79 games. He is on pace for 42 points (25G, 17A) and a 51.2 Corsi% in 80 games. Vrbata represented the Canucks in the 2015 All-Star Game.

L-22-Daniel Sedin: After a couple of seasons of decline, Sedin had a modest rebound last season and is having the best offensive season he's had in a while. Last season, Sedin finished with 76 points (20G, 56A) and a 53.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 87 points (34G, 53A) and a 50.5 Corsi% in 82 games. Sedin represented the Canucks in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Games.

D-23-Alexander Edler: After a few seasons of producing under or just over 30 points, Edler is having a bounceback season. He's also been good defensively, making up for the recent lack of offence. Last season, Edler finished with 31 points (8G, 23A) and a 52.0 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 46 points (16G, 30A) and a 48.1 Corsi% in 81 games. Edler represented the Canucks in the 2012 All-Star Game.

G-30-Ryan Miller: Miller was signed following a weak end to the 2013/14 season with St. Louis. He posted okay numbers in his first year as a Canuck, but even though he's improving on them, he's only improving modestly. Miller on this list is partially as a legacy pick. Last season, Miller finished with a 29-15-1 record and 0.911 Save% in 45 games. He is on pace for a 24-26-16 record and a 0.914 Save% in 66 games. Miller represented the Sabres in the 2007 All-Star Game.

C-33-Henrik Sedin: While his rebound isn't to the same extent that Daniel is enjoying, Sedin has been the more durable and consistently productive of the two twins. He has led Daniel in scoring in four of the six seasons prior to this one. Last season, Sedin finished with 73 points (18G, 55A) and a 54.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 77 points (24G, 53A) and a 50.8 Corsi% in 82 games. Sedin represented the Canucks in the 2008, 2011, and 2012 All-Star Games.

Washington Capitals

D-2-Matt Niskanen: Due to injuries on the blueline during Pittsburgh's 2013/14 season, Niskanen took on the no.1 role and produced a decent 10 goals and 46 points. Though he hasn't produced at that level since joining Washington, he is rebounding. Last season, Niskanen finished with 31 points (4G, 27A) and a 52.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 38 points (6G, 32A) and a 50.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Niskanen's first All-Star Game.

L-8-Alex Ovechkin: Ovechkin is coming off his sixth 50+ goal season. While in recent seasons his assists, and thus total points, have dipped, his goals have remained strong. In a time where more concern than ever is being raised about a lack of goals, Ovechkin has continued to defy the status quo. Last season, Ovechkin finished with 81 points (53G, 28A) and a 53.6 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 75 points (42G, 33A) and a 54.7 Corsi% in 81 games. Ovechkin represented the Capitals in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015 All-Star Games. He was also named to play in the 2012 All-Star Game, but refused to due to the suspension he was serving at the time.

R-14-Justin Williams: While his regular season production has slipped, Williams has remained a relevant NHLer by supplementing still-decent regular season production with elite playoff scoring. He has an impressive 78 points in 115 playoff games, and his 25 points in 26 games during the 2014 playoffs won Williams the Conn Smythe Trophy. Last season, Williams finished with 41 points (18G, 23A) and a 57.1 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 52 points (23G, 29A) and a 53.3 Corsi% in 82 games. Williams represented the Hurricanes in the 2007 All-Star Game.

C-19-Nicklas Backstrom: Backstrom was overlooked by many last season, but it was a really good season he had. While Alex Ovechkin led the NHL in goals, Backstrom led the NHL in assists. Last season, Backstrom finished with 78 points (18G, 60A) and a 53.9 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 75 points (28G, 47A) and a 57.7 Corsi% in 79 games. Backstrom represented the Capitals in the 2009 All-Star Game.

D-27-Karl Alzner: While other defencemen in Washington have grabbed attention as their big point producers, Alzner has performed well as a defensive defenceman. Last season, Alzner finished with 24 points (5G, 16A) and 51.0 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 24 points (6G, 18A) and a 50.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Alzner's first All-Star Game.

G-70-Braden Holtby: While Price got nearly all the attention as the best goalie last season, and Dubnyk got whatever was left as the most improved, Holtby quietly had an excellent season, posting the seventh-highest save percentage among first-string goaltenders and and starting a league-leading 72 games. He's playing now like he did when he broke out in the 2012 playoffs. Last season, Holtby finished with a 41-20-10 record and a 0.923 Save% in 73 games. He is on pace for a 53-12-3 record and a 0.930 Save%. This would be Holtby's first All-Star Game.

D-74-John Carlson: As Mike Green slowly faded out of Washington amid injuries and questions about his defence, Carlson emerged, producing a higher number of points each season while also proving more durable and more capable of playing the shut-down role. Last season, Carlson finished with 55 points (12G, 43A) and a 51.3 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 62 points (12G, 50A) and a 50.0 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Carlson's first All-Star Game.

R-77-TJ Oshie: Oshie really earned notoriety in 2013/14 when he accompanied Team USA to the Sochi Olympics. He developed a reputation as a shootout specialist when he was sent out, under more lenient International rules, repeatedly, ultimately beating Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk, who alternated for Team Russia. He went on to finish the NHL season with a career-high 60 points. His next season was more in line with previous seasons while also keeping pace with 2013/14. Last season, Oshie finished with 55 points (19G, 36A) and a 51.8 Corsi% in 72 games. He is on pace for 41 points (23G, 18A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Oshie's first All-Star Game.

C-92-Evgeny Kuznetsov: Kuznetsov was drafted all the way back in 2010, and for four years was considered the most talented player outside the NHL, doubts surrounding whether he even wanted to join the NHL. While he didn't live up to the hype in Year One, he definitely has this season. He's actually got a noticeable lead on the rest of the Caps in scoring. Last season, Kuznetsov finished with 37 points (11G, 26A) and a 49.1 Corsi% in 80 games. He is on pace for 82 points (26G, 56A) and a 48.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Kuznetsov's first All-Star Game.

Winnipeg Jets

D-8-Jacob Trouba: Trouba got many people excited for his career after a strong rookie season. While he's shown his defensive ability by propping up far inferior partners, its hurt his offensive numbers. He started performing poorly, but he's picked things up as of late, even if the points don't bear it out. Last season, Trouba finished with 22 points (7G, 15A) and a 54.4 Corsi% in 65 games. He is on pace for 19 points (5G, 14A) and a 51.5 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Trouba's first All-Star Game.

L-16-Andrew Ladd: Ladd has had a number of strong offensive seasons for the Jets. Despite that, there's been less grey area between playing really well and playing poorly, and it's hurting Ladd's offensive numbers this season. Last season, Ladd finished with 62 points (24G, 38A) and a 53.9 Corsi% in 81 games. He is on pace for 49 points (22G, 27A) and a 51.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Ladd's first All-Star Game.

C-18-Bryan Little: Entering the lockout, Jets fans knew Little was a no.1 centre, but after the lockout, he went out and proved it himself, scoring 64 points. He scored at a similar pace last season, but reduced shooting and 12 games lost to injury hurt his totals. Last season, Little finished with 52 points (24G, 28A) and a 53.7 Corsi% in 70 games. He is on pace for 65 points (27G, 38A) and a 53.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Little's first All-Star Game.

R-26-Blake Wheeler: Wheeler has been one of the NHL's top right wingers for the past handful of seasons. He has topped 20 goals and 60 points in each of his last three non-lockout seasons, and could very soon reach either 30 goals or 70 points. He is currently 15th in league scoring. Last season, Wheeler finished with 61 points (26G, 35A) and a 54.2 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 76 points (27G, 49A) and a 54.4 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Wheeler's first All-Star Game.

D-33-Dustin Byfuglien: Byfuglien has continued to prove he's an elite defenceman. Once he was moved back to the position following a stretch at forward, he snapped out of a cold streak and went on to score 34 points in 43 games as a defenceman versus 11 in 26 as a right winger, a 64-point pace versus a 34-point pace. Last season, Byfuglien finished with 49 points (18G, 27A) and a 52.7 Corsi% in 69 games. He is on pace for 55 points (22G, 33A) and a 55.0 Corsi% in 82 games. Byfuglien represented the Jets in the 2011 and 2015 All-Star Games. He was also named to play in 2012, but was unable to due to injury.

D-39-Toby Enstrom: A number of factors, ranging from injury to less shooting, have driven down Enstrom's offensive numbers. Nowadays, Enstrom is relied on more for puck-moving and strong defensive play, and doesn't show up much on the scoresheet. He scored at a rate similar to his 30 points in 2013/14. Last season, Enstrom finished with 23 points (4G, 19A) and a 51.1 Corsi% in 60 games. He is on pace for 25 points (3G, 22A) and a 52.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Enstrom's first All-Star Game. He was named to play in 2011, but was unable to due to injury.

C-55-Mark Scheifele: Scheifele has been blossoming into an effective no.1 centre, thanks in no small part to his summer workouts at Gary Robert's camp. He has had a productive run this season, scoring a decent number of goals with a shot with a deceptively quick wind-up. Last season, Scheifele finished with 49 points (15G, 34A) and a 53.1 Corsi% in 82 games. He is on pace for 52 points (30G, 22A) and a 55.6 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Scheifele's first All-Star Game.

D-57-Tyler Myers: Myers' last few seasons have been a bit of a struggle, between a bad team to play with, dwindling offence, and poor possession numbers. It hasn't been a good career, despite 48 points and a Calder Trophy in 2010 for the 6'8" defenceman. Even since joining the Jets, his numbers haven't seen much improvement. However, he has been above a 50% Corsi% at times this season. Last season, Myers finished with 28 points (7G, 21A) and a 38.8 Corsi% in 71 games. He is on pace for 21 points (5G, 16A) and a 50.2 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Myers' first All-Star Game.

L-85-Mathieu Perreault: Perreault has been a major steal for the Jets. He produced points at a career-high rate last season, and has scored at an even higher career-high rate this season. He's an excellent playmaker, turns out, and most of his points come from assists. Last season, Perreault finished with 41 points (18G, 23A) and a 56.6 Corsi% in 62 games. He is on pace for 63 points (11G, 52A) and a 58.7 Corsi% in 82 games. This would be Perreault's first All-Star Game.

That was a long one to write. Thanks for reading!