All-Star teams announced

LISBON, Port. – The rosters for this year’s all-star game in Lisbon have been announced. So has a change of venue.

In the suddenly hockey-mad Portguese city, excitement in the special event quickly surpassed league officials’ expectations and the weekend event outgrew MEO Arena.

“Since the announcement of Lisbon hosting the all-star game, ticket demands are though the roof,” said Bryan Camara, general manager of Lisbon H.C.  “We are looking into hosting the game at “Estadio de Luz” with a seating capacity of 65,647.”

Lisbon’s fans will get to cheer several of their team’s players on Sunday. Goalie Kari Ramo made the team and will play the second period for the Southern Conference. Defenseman Drew Doughty made it, as did forward linemates Matt Moulson, Steven Stamkos and John Tavares. Paris also has five representatives in the game for the Southern Conference.

The Northern Conference team features seven Minsk Hussars who were voted in by the league’s general managers. Minsk’s Carey Price will play the second period in goal; while forwards Milan Lucic and Patrick Kane will start on the wings and center Nicklas Backstrom will skate on the third line. Minsk also placed three defensemen on the team: Michael Del Zotto, Maxim Chudinov and Ryan McDonagh.

Nine players who did not receive enough votes to make the starting lineup were added to the team to make sure every team is represented.

Here are the teams (number of votes in parentheses):

Northern Conference

Goalies: Jonathan Quick, Belfast (59 votes); Carey Price, Minsk, (19 votes); Braden Holtby, Stockholm (17)

Defense: Michael Del Zotto, Minsk (62);  Shayne Gostisbehere, Oslo (48); Maxim Chudinov, Minsk (37); Ryan McDonagh, Minsk (35); Nick Leddy, Moscow (16), Ryan Suter, Moscow (14); Hampus Lindholm, Dublin*; Kevin Shattenkirk, London*

Left Wing: Milan Lucic, Minsk (70); Mats Zuccarello, Stockholm (22); Petr Vrana, Gothenburg (9); Zach Parise, Oslo (9); Eliezer Sherbatov, Helsinki*

Center: Matt Duchene, Belfast (53); Adam Henrique, Gothenberg (33); Nicklas Backstrom, Minsk (17); Tyler Seguin, Oslo (7); Sidney Crosby, Edinburgh*

Right Wing: Patrick Kane, Minsk (70); Nathan MacKinnon, Belfast (21); Jordan Eberle, Gothenburg (21); Devin Setoguchi, Copenhagen (9); Tyler Bozak, St. Petersburg*

Southern Conference

Goalies: Andrew Hammond, Milan (41); Kari Ramo, Lisbon (36), Marc-Andre Fleury, Bratislava (30)

Defense: Alex Pietrangelo, Paris (76); Erik Karlsson, Madrid (50); Alexander Edler, Athens (33); Tyler Myers, Bratislava (32); Kris Letang, Paris (18); Drew Doughty, Lisbon (14); Tyson Barrie, Zurich*; Dustin Byfuglien, Geneva*

Left Wing: Matt Moulson, Lisbon (61); Alexander Ovechkin, Bratislava (30); Joffrey Lupul, Paris (13), Alexander Galchenyuk, Prague (9); Chris Kreider, Madrid (9), 

Center: Logan Couture, Athens(63); John Tavares, Lisbon (26); Evgeny Malkin, Paris (19); Jonathan Toews, Bratislava (16), Tony Martensson, Bern*

Right Wing: Loui Eriksson, Athens (63); Steven Stamkos, Lisbon (41); Vadim Shipachyov, Berlin (9), Tyler Ennis, Bratislava (8), Filip Forsberg, Munich*

*Added to the team by the commissioner either to get a team represented or to even out the two teams’ rosters numerically.

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Karlsson, Byfuglien, Malkin and Suter have now joined Shea Weber and Claude Giroux (Both of whom did not make the team this year) as the only players to be voted to six all-star games.

Here’s the all-time list of all-star game playters

Last Name (First initials under Kane, Johnson and Seasons on All-Star team No. of Years voted in as starter
Kane 6 2
E 2
P 4 2
Weber 6 3
Karlsson 6 2
Byfuglien 6 2
Suter 6 2
Giroux 6 3
Malkin 6 4
Quick 5 3
Henrique 5 1
Stamkos 5 2
Eriksson 5 2
Pietrangelo 5 4
Parise 5 2
Seabrook 4 1
Lucic 4 1
Bergeron 4
Tavares 4
Schneider 4 1
Toews 4
Lundquist 4 2
Kopitar 4
Ovechkin 4 2
Pominville 4
Couture 4 1
Perry 4 1
Letang 4 1
Shattenkirk 3 1
Yandle 3
Del Zotto 3 1
Eberle 3
Burns 3 2
Hall 3 3
Subban 3
Benn 3
Wideman 3
Johnson 3 2
E 1
J 2 2
Myers 3
Kesler 3 2
Richards 3 2
B 2 2
M 1
Kessel 3 3
Staal 3
Kovalchuk 3
Crosby 3 2
Lehtonen 3
Weiss 3
Luongo 3 2
Brown 3 1
Ennis 2
Holtby 2
Backstrom 2 1
Faulk 2 1
Schenn 2 1
Kronwall 2
Keith 2
Landeskog 2
Chara 2 2
Lehner 2
Roland 2
Galchenyuk 2
Setoguchi 2
Girardi 2
Kadri 2
MacKinnon 2
Wheeler 2 2
Grabovski 2
Price 2 1
Halak 2 1
Rask 2
Moulson 2 1
Rinne 2
Edler 2 1
Ryan 2 1
Nash 2
Cole 2 1
O’Reilly 2 1
Hornquist 2
Oshie 2
Stafford 2
Elias 2
Andersen 2
Pacioretty 2 2
Enstrom 2
Parenteau 2
White 2
Callahan 2 1
Carlson 2
Zetterberg 2 2
Doughty 2
McDonagh 2
Versteeg 1
Sherbatov 1
Chudinov 1
Hammond 1 1
Backes 1
Hartnell 1
Whitney 1
Markov 1
Seidenberg 1
Martensson 1
Spezza 1 1
Martin 1
Daley 1
Helm 1
Zuccarello 1
Fowler 1
Zadorov 1
Duchene 1 1
Kuba 1
Gardiner 1
Ladd 1
Neal 1
Skinner 1
Nugent-Hopkins 1
Leddy 1
Okposo 1
Hagelin 1
Howard 1 1
Dallman 1
Gaudreau 1
Vrbata 1
Jones 1 1
Liles 1
Gelinas 1
Wisniewski 1
Gionta 1 1
Lupul 1
Burrows 1
Schultz 1
Perron 1
Seguin 1
Anderson 1
Semin 1
Perry 1
Ekman-Larsson 1
Peverley 1
Shipachyov 1
Berglund 1
Smith 1 1
Elliott 1
St. Louis 1
Barrie 1
Legwand 1
Goligoski 1
Stastny 1
Ramo 1
Fleury 1
Klingberg 1 1
Thornton 1
Bieksa 1
Vanek 1
Gorges 1
Vrana 1
Robidas 1
Ward 1 1
Kreider 1
Alfredsson 1
Roy 1
Lindholm 1
Ruzicka 1
Boyle 1 1
Krejci 1
Bozak 1
Salak 1
Forsberg 1
Sbisa 1
Gostisbehere 1 1
Lidstrom 1
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