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Hawks send 4 to All-Star Game

From left Jonathan Toews Patrick Kane Patrick Sharp Duncan Keith

From left, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be represented at the 2011 NHL All-Star game by a league-high four players: Captain Jonathan Toews, forwards Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp, and defenseman Duncan Keith.

Toews and Duncan finished in the top six fan voting, earning an automatic spot. Kane and Sharp were two of the 36 additional players selected today.

Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville, along with Assistant Coach Mike Haviland, will coach one of the All-Star squads in Raleigh, N.C.,

The 42 All-Stars will play in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover on Sunday, Jan. 30 at the RBC Center. Each team will be comprised of 3 goalies, 6 defensemen and 12 forwards and will have one captain and two alternates to be chosen by the players and announced next week. The 12 NHL Rookies, along with the 42 All-Stars, will participate in the Honda NHL skills competition on Sat., Jan. 29 at the RBC Center.

FAN VOTING

Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks

Duncan Keith, Blackhawks

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

36 ADDITIONAL

Forwards

Corey Perry – Anaheim Ducks

Jarome Iginla – Calgary Flames

Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes

Patrick Kane – Blackhawks

Patrick Sharp – Blackhawks

Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche

Rick Nash – Columbus Blue Jackets

Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars

Brad Richards – Dallas Stars

Ales Hemsky – Edmonton Oilers

Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings

Patrik Elias – New Jersey Devils

Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers

David Backes – St. Louis Blues

Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning

Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning

Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs

Ryan Kesler – Vancouver Canucks

Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks

Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks

Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals

Defensemen

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta Thrashers

Tobias Enstrom – Atlanta Thrashers

Zdeno Chara – Boston Bruins

Nicklas Lidstrom – Detroit Red Wings

Brent Burns – Minnesota Wild

Shea Weber – Nashville Predators

Marc Staal – New York Rangers

Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators

Dan Boyle – San Jose Sharks

Mike Green – Washington Capitals

Goaltenders

Jonas Hiller – Anaheim Ducks

Tim Thomas – Boston Bruins

Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes

Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens

Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers

12 ROOKIES

Cam Fowler – Anaheim Ducks

Tyler Seguin – Boston Bruins

Tyler Ennis – Buffalo Sabres

Jeff Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes

Kevin Shattenkirk – Colorado Avalanche

Jordan Eberle – Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers

Evgeny Dadonov – Florida Panthers

Michael Grabner – New York Islanders

Derek Stepan – New York Rangers

Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Phoenix Coyotes

Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks



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