Steven Stamkos will captain the Atlantic Division at the All-Star Game in Tampa Bay
And boy, the new jerseys are something.
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will put the “C” on his Team Atlantic jersey at the 2018 Honda NHL®All-Star Game in Tampa on January 28.
Stamkos will be joined by Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, who will captain the Metropolitan, Central, and Pacific respectively.
Your 2018 NHL All-Star Game captains, some of whom will play in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, we think. pic.twitter.com/9FEPwrg3dp— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 4, 2018
Ovechkin is 6th in scoring among Metro teams with 43 points (26g, 17a) in 41 games this season. Ovechkin is arguably the greatest goal-scorer of all-time who only recently became the fasted player to score 100 game-winning goals.
P.K. Subban is the third-highest scoring defenseman in the league — he would lead the Montreal Canadiens in points by a mile — and is an absolute treat to watch on and off the ice.
Connor McDavid is the Pacific Division captain and is the face of the youth movement in the NHL. He and Nikita Kucherov are the only players to score 100 points in the calendar year of 2017, and he currently leads Pacific Division players in scoring despite being on an Edmonton Oilers team that is 25th in the league.
The NHL also unveiled the jerseys for the game. Bolts blue for the Atlantic, grey for the Metro, black for the Central, and white for the Pacific.
The 2018 NHL All-Star team captains have been announced!— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 4, 2018
Full details and jerseys here: https://t.co/7WDIQGTsRZ pic.twitter.com/JbpRWcRYtR
The designers are “utilizing the primary colors from the host team as a base, the uniforms are centered around the native color palette of black, royal blue, white and grey, while a custom color treatment featuring the “energy” colors of UV yellow and solar red have been uniquely applied to evoke the warm, vibrant sunset tones and the energy of the Tampa Bay area.” [NHL]
Which jersey is your favourite?
|All of the jerseys!||3|
|None of them - I dont like exclamation marks||10|
The rosters for the 3-on-3 tournament will consist of six forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies. Here are last years’ rosters for reference.
How many more Bolts will make the All-Star Weekend?
|Kucherov will also be there for sure.||11|