For the first time in his career, Chicago Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat has been named an NHL All-Star!
Announced on SportsCenter tonight, DeBrincat, along with the rest of the NHL All-Stars from this season were announced for the upcoming NHL All-Star weekend in Las Vegas, happening February 4-5.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 13, 2022
DeBrincat leads the Chicago Blackhawks this season with 23 goals and is second on the team in points with 29 in 36 games. He is also fourth on the team in ice-time with 20:35 minutes played per game, second among forwards behind Patrick Kane.
Here are what DeBrincat and the NHL All-Stars will be wearing during the weekend in Vegas:
The 2022 #NHLAllStar jerseys are HERE. 🔥🌟
— NHL (@NHL) January 13, 2022
Honestly, would have thought they would be more flashy since the All-Star weekend is in Las Vegas.
Notably, nine-time NHL All-Star Patrick Kane was not named to either the All-Star team or the “Last Man In” vote, even though initial reports for the fan vote earlier in December showed him in fourth-place in the Central Division.
We discussed Kane’s wonky season earlier today.
DeBrincat will be part of the Central Division All-Star team in the 3v3 tournament format between the four NHL divisions, joining Nathan MacKinnon, Clayton Keller, Cale Makar, Joe Pavelski, Kirill Kaprizov, Kyle Connor, Jordan Kyrou, Just Saros, and Cam Talbot within the Division. The All-Star teams will also add a “Last Man In” and voting for those players will be open until Monday. Seth Jones is the Blackhawks’ representative for the “Last Man In” vote.