The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Blues CaptainAlex Pietrangelo (puh-TRAN-geh-loh) and forward Brayden Schenn have been selected to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game. Both Pietrangelo and Schenn will make their first All-Star Game appearance. 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will take place Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28, in Tampa, Florida. The 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition will be held on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. (central), while the game will be held on Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. (central).
Pietrangelo, 27, has collected 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) and a +12 rating through 42 games this season. Among all defensemen, the King City, Ontario, native ranks t-6th in points, 2nd in even-strength points (22), t-8th in goals, t-7th in assists, t-15th in plus/minus and 9th in ice time per game (25:34). Pietrangelo is also one of just eight defensemen averaging more than three-and-a-half minutes of power play ice time and two minutes of shorthanded ice time per game. For his career, the 6’3, 210-pound defenseman has accumulated 333 points (72 goals, 261 assists) and a +68 rating in 581 career regular season games. He is a two-time Second-Team NHL All-Star, earning that honor following both the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons.
Schenn, 26, is currently in his first season with the Blues and has posted 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists) and a +17 rating through 46 games. The 6’1, 200-pound forward ranks t-14th overall in points, t-24th in goals, t-16th in assists, t-3rd in game-winning goals (6) and t-11th in even-strength points (32) and t-13th in plus/minus. Schenn is also the only player in the NHL that has been perfect on shootouts this season, going three for three. For his career, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has tallied 292 points (126 goals, 166 assists) in 479 career regular season games.