NHL names remaining 40 All-Stars for 3-on-3 tournament

(Associated Press) - The NHL has named the final 40 players to take part in a new 3-on-3 tournament at All-Star weekend later this month in Nashville, Tennessee.

Leading goal-scorer Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars and teammate Tyler Seguin headlined the All-Star selections for the Central Division, which will have top point-getter Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks as captain.

The division-leading Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers and host Nashville Predators each have three players expected to go.

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and league-leading goaltender Braden Holtby will represent the Capitals on the Metropolitan Division team.

The Panthers, winners of 10 in a row, will have Atlantic Division captain Jaromir Jagr, defenseman Aaron Ekblad and goaltender Roberto Luongo there.

Here are the rosters (asterisk indicates captain):


   ATLANTIC DIVISION

   F Patrice Bergeron, Bruins

   F Jaromir Jagr, Panthers *

   F Leo Komarov, Maple Leafs

   F Dylan Larkin, Red Wings

   F Ryan O'Reilly, Sabres

   F Steven Stamkos, Lightning

   D Aaron Ekblad, Panthers

   D Erik Karlsson, Senators

   D P.K. Subban, Canadiens

   G Ben Bishop, Lightning

   G Roberto Luongo, Panthers

   ------

   METROPOLITAN DIVISION

   F Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals

   F Claude Giroux, Flyers

   F Evgeni Malkin, Penguins

   F Alex Ovechkin, Capitals *

   F Brandon Saad, Blue Jackets

   F John Tavares, Islanders

   D Justin Faulk, Hurricanes

   D Kris Letang, Penguins

   D Ryan McDonagh, Rangers

   G Braden Holtby, Capitals

   G Cory Schneider, Devils

   ------

   CENTRAL DIVISION

   F Jamie Benn, Stars

   F Matt Duchene, Avalanche

   F Patrick Kane, Blackhawks *

   F Tyler Seguin, Stars

   F Vladimir Tarasenko, Blues

   F Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks

   D Dustin Byfuglien, Jets

   D Roman Josi, Predators

   D Shea Weber, Predators

   G Devan Dubnyk, Wild

   G Pekka Rinne, Predators

   ------

   PACIFIC DIVISION

   F Johnny Gaudreau, Panthers

   F Taylor Hall, Oilers

   F Joe Pavelski, Sharks

   F Corey Perry, Ducks

   F John Scott, Coyotes *

   F Daniel Sedin, Canucks

   D Brent Burns, Sharks

   D Drew Doughty, Kings

   D Mark Giordano, Flames

   G John Gibson, Ducks

   G Jonathan Quick, Kings

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