That omission on his resume will change this month.
The first six players had already been chosen in fan balloting. The NHL announced the other 36 players Saturday, in addition to six rookies, including Kings left wing Tanner Pearson, who will participate in the skills competition on Jan. 24.
"I don't know what I'd want to do," Pearson said. "Probably something [like] shooting accuracy. I don't think I'd want to do fastest skater.
Pearson got off to a fast start in the opening month of the season. He was named the league's rookie of the month in October and slowed since then. In 41 games, he has 12 goals and 16 points.
Before being officially selected, Pearson spoke about the possibility after Saturday's morning skate.
"It'd be pretty cool," he said. "I'm a big hockey fan, growing up, watch it every year. Kind of looking forward to it, watching how good these guys are."
Doughty has four goals and 24 points in 41 games and is playing his usual big minutes, averaging 29 minutes 14 seconds of ice time. His 24 points, heading into Saturday night's game against the
By his standards, Kopitar isn't having his best season — eight goals and 30 points in 38 games. The other Kings-related representation will be
"There hasn't been one for three or four years," Sutter said, referring to the All-Star game being skipped last year because of the Olympics and the year before because of the lockout. "I think all our players should be on the team. They played more hockey than anybody else for three years since there was one. Everybody in this dressing room…
"Whether it's [former Kings] Willie [Mitchell] in Florida or
"What I'll be interested in, in the All-Star games, how many guys have won the Stanley Cup?"
The six players chosen by fans were Buffalo forward Zemgus Girgensons and five members of the Chicago Blackhawks: goaltender Corey Crawford, forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, and defensemen Duncan Keith and
Teams will be chosen in a fantasy draft format, with two captains being appointed to stock their squads. Every NHL team will be represented in the game.
This will be the third All-Star game appearance for Getzlaf, who ranked seventh in scoring with 45 points in 41 games. He said that even though he's the only All-Star chosen from the