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2017 NHL All-Star Game rosters: Kucherov, Hedman to represent Lightning in Los Angeles

NBCSN and NBC to carry the festivities all weekend.

Detroit Red Wings v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Two Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Forward Nikita Kucherov and defenseman Victor Hedman will represent the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles. They will be on the Atlantic Division team for Saturday’s Skills Competition and Sunday’s All-Star Game.

Hedman and Kucherov are both All-Stars for the first time. The Lightning season as a whole notwithstanding, both are having productive seasons offensively. Despite missing a handful of games with an injury, Kucherov leads the Lightning with 19 goals and 48 points, including 16 on the power play. Hedman is right behind him in the points race with 38.

With the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, the league has had fun with the Hollywood atmosphere, complete with the hashtag #HockeyGoesHollywood, and released the following artwork.

Here’s a timeline of All-Star festivities:

  • NHL 100th Anniversary Special, 9 p.m. Friday on NBCSN
  • Skills Competition, 7 p.m. Saturday on NBCSN
  • All-Star Game, 3:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC
  • NHL All-Star Postgame, 7 p.m. Sunday on NBCSN

Check out the entire NHL All-Star Game rosters:

Atlantic Division

Forwards

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Frans Nielsen, Detroit Red Wings
Kyle Okposo, Buffalo Sabres
Vincent Trocheck, Florida Panthers

Defensemen

Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens

Goaltenders

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (C)
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Metropolitan Division

Forwards

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (C)
Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
Cam Atkinson, Columbus Blue Jackets
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers
John Tavares, New York Islanders

Defensemen

Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers

Goaltenders

Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Central Division

Forwards

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Defensemen

P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators (C)
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

Goaltenders

Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

Pacific Division

Forwards

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers (C)
Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Bo Horvat, Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

Defensemen

Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Cam Fowler, Anaheim Ducks

Goaltenders

Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks
Mike Smith, Arizona Coyotes