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NHL Announces All-Star Team, St. Louis Named Second Team



NEW YORK, NY (NHL Release) - Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, a previous five-time selection to the NHL First All-Star Team at left wing, has been voted to the First Team at right wing in 2012-13 to become just the second player in League history to receive the honor at multiple positions.

Ovechkin joins four-time First Team selection Mark Messier, who was named to the squad twice as a left wing (1980-81, 1981-82) and twice as a center (1989-90, 1991-92).

Ovechkin tallied 32 goals in 48 games, including 23 in his final 23 contests, to become a three-time winner of the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the League's goal-scoring leader. He finished third in the League in points (56), leading the Capitals to an
11-1-1 record in April and their fifth Southeast Division title in the last six years.

Joining Ovechkin on the First Team is center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who garnered his second career First Team berth, and four newcomers to the First Team -- Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter.

Among those named to the Second Team are goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, who collected his first Second Team berth to go along with his First Team nomination last season; defensemen Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks, both first-time selections; center Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, also a first-time selection; and right wing Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning, voted to the Second Team for the fourth time.

Rounding out the Second Team, at left wing, is Ovechkin. While most voters selected Ovechkin at right wing to make him a decisive winner at that position, the 27-year-old Moscow native received enough votes from other voters as a left wing -- the position he played for each of his seven prior NHL seasons and for a handful of games in 2012-13 -- to place second overall behind Kunitz.

Voting for the All-Star Team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

2012-2013 NHL First All-Star Team
GP W L OT GAA
SV% SO
G Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets 38 21 11 6 2.00 .932
4

GP Mins. G A
Pts
D P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens 42 23:14 11 27
38
D Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild 48 27:16 4 28
32
C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins 36 21:06 15 41
56
RW Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals 48 20:53 32 24
56
LW Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins 48 18:01 22 30
52

2012-2013 NHL Second All-Star Team
GP W L OT GAA
SV% SO
G Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers 43 24 16 3 2.05 .926
2

GP Mins. G A
Pts
D Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim Ducks 48 23:27 6 18
24
D Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins 35 25:38 5 33
38
C Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks 47 19:20 23 25
48
RW Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning 48 21:59 17 43
60
LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals 48 20:53 32 24
56


2012-2013 NHL ALL-STAR TEAM VOTING RESULTS


GOALTENDER

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star
Selections

1. SERGEI BOBROVSKY, CBJ 728
(129-24-11) 1 First Team, 0 Second Team
2. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR 220
(12-40-40) 1 First Team, 1 Second Team
3. Antti Niemi, S.J. 219 (9-43-45)
4. Tuukka Rask, BOS 174 (9-33-30)
5. Craig Anderson, OTT 157 (14-23-18)
6. Corey Crawford, CHI 32 (1-6-9)
7. James Reimer, TOR 10 (0-2-4)
8. Evgeni Nabokov, NYI 8 (1-1-0)
9. Jimmy Howard, DET 7 (0-1-4)
10. Ray Emery, CHI 6 (0-1-3)
11. Carey Price, MTL 5 (0-1-2)
12. Cory Schneider, VAN 4 (0-0-4)
13. Niklas Backstrom, MIN 2 (0-0-2)
14. Viktor Fasth, ANA 1 (0-0-1)
Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT 1 (0-0-1)
Braden Holtby, WSH 1 (0-0-1)

DEFENSE

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star
Selections

1. P.K. SUBBAN, MTL 756 (121-47-10) 1
First Team, 0 Second Team
2. RYAN SUTER, MIN 713 (112-46-15) 1
First Team, 0 Second Team
3. Kris Letang, PIT 618 (71-82-17) 0
First Team, 1 Second Team
4. Francois Beauchemin, ANA 256
(11-47-60) 0 First Team, 1 Second Team
5. Duncan Keith, CHI 249 (10-48-55)
6. Zdeno Chara, BOS 214 (20-24-42)
7. Shea Weber, NSH 68 (1-14-21)
8. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, PHX 65 (4-11-12)
9. Drew Doughty, L.A. 48 (1-9-16)
10. Keith Yandle, PHX 40 (1-5-20)
11. Niklas Kronwall, DET 35 (2-3-16)
12. Alex Pietrangelo, STL 25 (2-2-9)
13. Dion Phaneuf, TOR 25 (0-6-7)
14. Andrei Markov, MTL 23 (1-2-12)
15. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG 12 (0-3-3)
16. Dan Hamhuis, VAN 10 (0-3-1)
17. Mike Green, WSH 10 (0-2-4)
18. Kimmo Timonen, PHI 10 (0-1-7)
19. Dan Girardi, NYR 7 (1-0-2)
20. Dennis Seidenberg, BOS 5 (0-1-2)
21. Erik Karlsson, OTT 4 (0-1-1)
Sheldon Souray, ANA 4 (0-1-1)
23. Slava Voynov, L.A. 3 (0-0-3)
24. Jason Garrison, VAN 2 (0-0-2)
Sergei Gonchar, OTT 2 (0-0-2)
Nick Leddy, CHI 2 (0-0-2)
Paul Martin, PIT 2 (0-0-2)
28. Kevin Bieksa, VAN 1 (0-0-1)
Brian Campbell, FLA 1 (0-0-1)
Christian Ehrhoff, BUF 1 (0-0-1)
Cody Franson, TOR 1 (0-0-1)
Ryan McDonagh, NYR 1 (0-0-1)
Lubomir Visnovsky, NYI 1 (0-0-1)
Marek Zidlicky, N.J. 1 (0-0-1)

CENTER

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star
Selections
1. SIDNEY CROSBY, PIT 725 (115-44-18) 2
First Team, 1 Second Team
2. Jonathan Toews, CHI 404 (36-60-44) 0
First Team, 1 Second Team
3. Steven Stamkos, T.B. 235 (14-41-42)
4. John Tavares, NYI 193 (13-29-41)
5. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 22 (0-3-13)
6. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 12 (0-0-12)
7. Eric Staal, CAR 6 (0-1-3)
8. Claude Giroux, PHI 5 (1-0-0)
9. Henrik Sedin, VAN 4 (0-1-1)
10. Henrik Zetterberg, DET 2 (0-0-2)
11. Patrice Bergeron, BOS 1 (0-0-1)
Matt Duchene, COL 1 (0-0-1)
Anze Kopitar, L.A. 1 (0-0-1)

RIGHT WING

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star
Selections

1. ALEX OVECHKIN, WSH 591 (103-23-7) 6
First Team, 2 Second Team
2. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 440
(36-74-38) 1 First Team, 4 Second Team
3. Patrick Kane, CHI 437 (36-63-68)
4. Phil Kessel, TOR 68 (2-10-28)
5. Pascal Dupuis, PIT 22 (0-4-10)
6. Steven Stamkos, T.B. 10 (2-0-0)
7. Jakub Voracek, PHI 8 (0-1-5)
8. James Neal, PIT 6 (0-0-6)
9. Ryan Callahan, NYR 4 (0-1-1)
10. Alexander Semin, CAR 4 (0-0-4)
11. Jeff Carter, L.A. 3 (0-1-0)
Rick Nash, NYR 3 (0-1-0)
13. Corey Perry, ANA 3 (0-0-3)
14. Chris Stewart, STL 2 (0-0-2)
15. Daniel Alfredsson, OTT 1 (0-0-1)
Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 1 (0-0-1)
Claude Giroux, PHI 1 (0-0-1)
Marian Hossa, CHI 1 (0-0-1)
Ilya Kovalchuk, N.J. 1 (0-0-1)
P.A. Parenteau, COL 1 (0-0-1)
Blake Wheeler, WPG 1 (0-0-1)

LEFT WING

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star
Selections
1. CHRIS KUNITZ, PIT 519 (70-47-28) 1
First Team, 0 Second Team
2. Alex Ovechkin, WSH 217 (41-4-0) 6
First Team, 2 Second Team
3. Taylor Hall, EDM 205 (18-28-31)
4. Henrik Zetterberg, DET 179
(17-22-28)
5. Andrew Ladd, WPG 169 (11-28-30)
6. Rick Nash, NYR 154 (10-27-23)
7. Daniel Sedin, VAN 38 (4-4-6)
8. Thomas Vanek, BUF 36 (2-6-8)
9. Matt Moulson, NYI 24 (0-5-9)
10. Zach Parise, MIN 23 (1-3-9)
11. Brad Marchand, BOS 19 (2-2-3)
12. Patrick Kane, CHI 5 (1-0-0)
Martin St. Louis, T.B. 5 (1-0-0)
14. Pascal Dupuis, PIT 3 (0-1-0)
Patrick Marleau, S.J. 3 (0-1-0)
16. James Neal, PIT 1 (0-0-1)
Brandon Saad, CHI 1 (0-0-1)
Jakub Voracek, PHI 1 (0-0-1)

 

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