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NHL unveils initial 2023 All-Star Game rosters

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The NHL announced the initial rosters for the 2023 All-Star Game on Thursday.

The league's department of hockey operations chose one player from each team to send to the event in Florida next month, totaling eight players on each division's roster.

The three remaining players (featuring two skaters and one goalie) on every lineup will be decided by an online fan vote that will open Thursday at 9 p.m. ET and run through Jan. 17.

For now, let's take a look at the first 32 players to make the cut.

Atlantic Division

Position Player Team
F Nikita Kucherov TBL
F Dylan Larkin DET
F Mitch Marner TOR
F Nick Suzuki MTL
F Tage Thompson BUF
F Brady Tkachuk OTT
F Matthew Tkachuk FLA
G Linus Ullmark BOS

Metropolitan Division

Position Player Team
F Sidney Crosby PIT
F Johnny Gaudreau CBJ
F Kevin Hayes PHI
F Jack Hughes NJD
F Brock Nelson NYI
F Alex Ovechkin WSH
F Andrei Svechnikov CAR
G Igor Shesterkin NYR

Central Division

Position Player Team
F Kirill Kaprizov MIN
F Clayton Keller ARI
F Jason Robertson DAL
F Vladimir Tarasenko STL
D Seth Jones CHI
D Cale Makar COL
D Josh Morrissey WPG
G Juuse Saros NSH

Pacific Division

Position Player Team
F Matty Beniers SEA
F Kevin Fiala LAK
F Nazem Kadri CGY
F Connor McDavid EDM
F Elias Pettersson VAN
F Troy Terry ANA
D Erik Karlsson SJS
G Logan Thompson VGK

Each roster will include nine skaters and two goalies.

The fan-driven selection process for the last 12 players will also include a Twitter vote, which will begin Jan. 12 and end on Jan. 14.

For votes on Twitter to count, tweets must include the hashtag "#NHLAllStarVote" followed by the player's full name or Twitter handle. Tweets referring to players by their last names only won't be valid.

The final additions to each roster will be announced Jan. 19.

Sunrise, Florida, will host the festivities beginning with the skills competition on Feb. 3 and wrapping up with the All-Star Game on Feb. 4.

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