Three London Knights and a Londoner were named to the four rosters for the 62nd NHL All-Star game.
The game will be played on January 29th at the Stales Centre in Los Angeles.
Fan voting was used to select the four captains, one from each of the four divisions. (Carey Price, Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban and Connor McDavid)
Players will play a 3 on 3 tournament, representing their division. Each division has six forwards, four defencemen and two goalies.
Patrick Kane played just one season for the London Knights, but he had the ability to make himself remembered. Leading into his draft year, Kane chose to come to the Knights after they had made him a 5th round pick in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection. Kane put up 62 goals and 145 points and led the entire Canadian Hockey League in scoring. Kane and the Knights made it to the third round of the OHL playoffs before losing to the eventual champions, the Plymouth Whalers.
Kane will play in his sixth NHL All-Star game. The three-time Stanley Cup Champion is currently second overall to Connor McDavid in NHL scoring and has just passed the 700 point mark in his National Hockey League career. Kane led the NHL in scoring last season in both the regular season and playoffs and won his second Hart trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. His Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference.
John Tavares only spent part of one season with the Knights after being acquired from Oshawa in 2009. He helped London to the Western Conference finals and took part in one of the most memorable series that London ever played in without winning. The Knights and the Windsor Spitfires went to overtime in five consecutive games and Windsor captured the series 4-1. Tavares had four goals and three assists for London in that series alone and went on to be selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Tavares has a perfect record playing for Canada Internationally. He has taken part in five events, including the Olympics and has won gold every single time.
He will be taking part in his third NHL All-Star game. Tavares has 27 points in 38 games for the Islanders who sit last in the Eastern Conference.
Bo Horvat will always be remembered in London for scoring the 2013 OHL Championship winning goal with 0.1 seconds left in Game 7 at Budweiser Gardens. He spent three seasons with the Knights, winning two OHL Championships and playing in three MasterCard Memorial Cup tournaments. Horvat was selected 9th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
He will be making his first appearance in the All-Star game. At the age of 21, Horvat currently leads the Canucks in scoring and after the team’s slow start, they are back in the thick of things in the Western Conference, tied with the L.A. Kings for the final wild card spot in the West.
Londoner Jeff Carter is going to play in his second NHL All-Star game. He also made an appearance in 2009. He has had an outstanding season for a Kings team that has seen Carter put them on his back on a number of nights and keep them in the playoff hunt.
Full rosters can be found here.