Kris Letang has been named the captain of the Metropolitan Division for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game, the NHL announced on Monday.
Letang replaces Alex Ovechkin, who was named captain after a fan vote but is electing to sit out the game.
Letang's Metropolitan Division squad includes goaltenders Tristan Jarry and Braden Holtby, and the Devils’ Kyle Palmieri, Islanders’ Mathew Barzal, Rangers’ Artemi Panarin, Flyers’ Travis Konecny, Capitals’ John Carlson, Hurricanes’ DougieHamilton, and the Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones as the skaters.
This will be Letang's sixth All-Star Game appearance after previously playing in the 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2019 games.
The All-Star weekend will be held Jan. 24 and 25 in St. Louis, and the game will follow the same format as past years: a three-game tournament of three-on-three hockey. New to this year will be a three-on-three game between the U.S. and Canadian women's national teams. I’ll be there with our site’s coverage.