Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom named NHL All-Star captains
Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom were selected by fans and fellow players to become NHL All-Star captains.
The All-Stars were determined in a fan vote, and the players selected voted on the captains. The game features a revamped format this year.
Staal and Lidstrom will select their teams in a live draft two days before the game. They will also set the lineup for the skills competition Jan 29.
The alternate captains, still to be determined, will provide input during the draft.
If that happens, it will be the third time he's missed an All-Star game because of injury. His sole appearance was in 2007.