This marks Green's second All-Star selection, as he previously served as an alternate captain for Team Staal during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. The contest will follow the three-on-three format that was implemented in 2016, with the four divisions in a three-game tournament for a $1-million prize.
Kopitar has 17 goals (44 points) in 2017-18, and leads the teams in points and assists (27). Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon have missed time due to injury; Staal has been on the ice for every game this season, keeping the team afloat while others get healthy. Prior to turning professional, Green logged 172 points (37-135-172) and 324 penalty minutes in 267 games for the WHL's Saskatoon Blades from 2000-05, where he was a WHL East First-Team All-Star in 2005.
After sending a league-high four players to the NHL All-Star game last season, the Blackhawks will have only one player represent them this year.
Steven Stamkos will captain the Atlantic All-Star squad in his own home building. Vegas'.725 points percentage is higher than the midseason winning percentage of any expansion team in its first season than that of the National Basketball Association (since 1961-62), Major League Baseball (since 1961) or NFL/AFL (since 1960), according to Elias Sports Bureau.