NHL All-Star Game
Defenseman Ryan Suter has been selected to represent the Minnesota Wild at the NHL All-Star Weekend Jan. 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio. It is the second All-Star appearance for Suter. Suter has one goal and 21 assists in 38 games this season for the Wild, the fourth-most points by a Minnesota player.
J.P. Parise, the former North Stars playmaker and father of Wild star Zach Parise, died Wednesday following a struggle with lung cancer. He was 73.
Phil Kessel probably won’t have to wait until the end of the NHL All-Star game draft to hear his name. The Toronto forward, a former Gophers star, was among the final 36 players added to the event by the league’s hockey operations department Thursday
Sorry Team Staal, Team Lidstrom felt right at home in Carolina. Captain Eric Staal of the hometown Hurricanes seemed to have everything going his way on All-Star weekend. He owned the first pick in the inaugural NHL fantasy draft, had the crowd and two Carolina teammates on his side and overwhelming sentiment behind him.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns has been picked for the NHL All-Star Game for the first time.