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Nova Scotia major junior hockey will be well represented at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.
Former Halifax Mooseheads Nathan MacKinnon and Brad Marchand and former Cape Breton Screaming Eagles goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been invited to participate in the 63rd NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, FL later this month.
Fleury previously played in two NHL All-Star Games. The Vegas Golden Knights’ netminder first suited up in an NHL All-Star Game in 2011 for Team Lidstrom. After receiving 426,305 fan votes, Fleury was named to the starting lineup. In 2015, Fleury returned for the 60th NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, OH replacing an injured Jimmy Howard.
MacKinnon and Marchand will play in consecutive NHL All-Star Games after the two former Mooseheads participated in the 62nd NHL All-Star Game last year in Los Angeles, CA.
Cole Harbour, NS native and former Rimouski Océanic phenom Sidney Crosby has been selected to play for the Metropolitan Division.
Mooseheads alum Jakub Voracek leads the list of snubs after he was not named to the Metropolitan Division team despite having 51 points in 42 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this year.
The 63rd NHL All-Star Game takes place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on January 28, 2018.