This afternoon, just before practice, the Nashville Predators found out just who would be representing them at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game here in Nashville.
Captain Shea Weber is a three-time Norris Trophy finalist and has become a staple at the annual event having been named to his fifth consecutive All-Star Game, Pekka Rinne was named to the Western Conference team last year in Columbus but couldn’t play due to injury so, as a result, he and defensmean Roman Josi will participate for the first time.
It’s the most Nashville players to participate in any one All-Star Game in franchise history.
The All-Star Skills Competition will take place on January 30 with the All-Star Game scheduled for Sunday, January 31.
Former Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz (Washington Capitals) has also been named a coach for the Metropolitan Division.
Of the 11 players selected to represent the Central Division in the new 3-on-3 tournament format, three are from the Predators.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy K. Gover