Wayne Simmonds is your Philadelphia Flyers representative for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. The NHL announced the full rosters for the game on Tuesday morning, and Simmonds will be the lone Flyer making the trip to Los Angeles at the end of the month.
It will be a bit of a homecoming for Simmonds, who was drafted by the Kings in 2007. He played two seasons with Los Angeles before being traded to Philadelphia in 2011.
Simmonds is having the best season of his NHL career thus far, with 17 goals and 15 assists in 42 games thus far. This will be his first All-Star appearance.
Here are the full rosters:
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Sidney Crosby will captain the Metropolitan Division team — assuming he doesn’t come up with an excuse (or an injury, I guess) to skip the game. He’s been named to six All-Star teams but has played in just one All-Star Game in his career.
P.K. Subban of the Predators was named Central Division captain, as voted by the fans. He’s injured and could find himself needing a replacement, however. Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is the Atlantic Division captain, and Connor McDavid will captain the Pacific Division All-Stars.
The 2017 NHL All-Star Game will be held January 29 in Los Angeles, and it again will follow a three-on-three tournament format. The All-Star Skills Competition will be held the night prior, also from L.A.