Mike Green will represent Red Wings at All-Star Game


Green is Detroit's lone representative.

In Tampa, Green will reunite with two of his former close friends in Washington, Braden Holtby and fellow former Caps Young Gun Alex Ovechkin.

And a trio of their best players are headed to the NHL All-Star Game.

Eric Staal is the only member of the Minnesota Wild this season to get the nod to the annual NHL All-Star game.

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That's good. In a best-case scenario, being around the other All-Stars will be a wake-up call for Hanifin, who even as his offensive game matures in the middle of his third season in the National Hockey League still has an extraordinarily long way to go in his own end.

The league's announcement comes one day after Kane recorded his first-ever five-point game. Green leads the Red Wings in average time on ice (22:39) and also places among team leaders with 20 assists (3rd), 13 power-play points (T2nd), 84 shots on goal (6th), 48 hits (5th) and 44 blocked shots (3rd).

The All-Star game will take place January 27-28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

He hasn't put up the number he's used to and the team is a longshot to make the playoffs, but Carey Price will be an All-Star this year nonetheless. Selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, fifth overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft, Hanifin is in his third NHL season and has totaled 15 goals and 57 assists (72 points) in 202 career games for Carolina.