Leafs' Marner, Canucks' Hughes among final all-star picks
David Perron of Blues and Washington's T.J. Oshie also chosen
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes were among the final four players voted by fans to join the upcoming NHL all-star weekend.
David Perron of the St. Louis Blues and T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals were also chosen.
Marner will join Toronto teammates Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen. Marner, who is second on the Leafs with 42 points (11 goals, 31 assists) behind Matthews, will be making his first all-star game appearance.
After helping the Blues win the Stanley Cup last spring, Perron is having one of the best seasons of his career. The 31-year-old has 19 goals and 26 assists and is a first-time all-star.
"It's real exciting," Perron said. "Thanks to all the people in St. Louis that helped me get here. I was disappointed, definitely when [it first] came out and I wasn't there. But I wouldn't want it any other way in the end."
'Great support' in St. Louis
Oshie has 18 goals and 15 assists for the Capitals. The 33-year-old spent his first seven NHL seasons with the Blues and won the Cup with Washington in 2018.
Capitals players said Oshie deserved his first all-star honour, particularly in St. Louis.
Oshie joins fellow Capitals players Braden Holtby and John Carlson and head coach Todd Reirden for the Metropolitan Division at all-star weekend. Captain Alex Ovechkin opted not to participate and will serve a one-game suspension.
With files from the Associated Press