JANUARY 13, 2007
DUCKS' SELANNE HEADLINES ADDITIONS TO WESTERN CONFERENCE ROSTER FOR 2007 NHL ALL-STAR GAME

NEW YORK (Jan. 13, 2007) — Right wing Teemu Selanne, the leading scorer on the top-ranked Anaheim Ducks (30-9-7), heads the list of 15 additions to the Western Conference roster for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game, Wednesday, Jan. 24 at American Airlines Center in Dallas (8 p.m. ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS, NHL Radio).

Selanne will be playing in his 10th career All-Star Game, second among Western Conference players to starting forward Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche, who will be making his 12th career appearance. Selanne earned MVP honors in the 1998 All-Star Game at Vancouver, becoming the first European player to register a hat trick in All-Star competition.


The 36-year-old Helsinki, Finland native is enjoying one of the finest of his 14 NHL seasons, posting 57 points (28 goals, 29 assists) in 46 games. He leads the League in power-play goals (15) and game-winning goals (seven), is tied for the lead in goals (28) and tied for fifth in plus-minus (+21). He tallied his 19th career hat trick in a 5-1 win victory at Dallas Jan. 11 and became the 36th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal milestone on Nov. 22 at Colorado.

Selected from the All-Star host Dallas Stars were goaltender Marty Turco, who will be appearing in his third All-Star Game, and defenseman Philippe Boucher, a first-time selection.

Eight other players added to the Western Conference roster will be making their All-Star Game debut: goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff and defenseman Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky of the Los Angeles Kings, and forwards Martin Havlat of the Chicago Blackhawks, Yanic Perreault of the Phoenix Coyotes, Brian Rolston of the Minnesota Wild, Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers and Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.

Others named to the Western Conference roster were: defenseman Kimmo Timonen of the Nashville Predators and forwards Bill Guerin of the St. Louis Blues, Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks and Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The roster additions were selected by the NHL’s Hockey Operations Department, after consultation with League General Managers.

The players selected today join Sakic and five other players voted by fans to the starting lineup, forwards Joe Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo of the Sharks, defensemen Scott Niedermayer of the Ducks and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Red Wings, and goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks.

The head coach of the Western Conference All-Stars will be the Ducks' Randy Carlyle, making his first career All-Star Game coaching appearance. Carlyle's assistant is Predators head coach Barry Trotz.

The 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration, hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas, will feature live national broadcasts of the NHL YoungStars Game presented by Upper Deck and Dodge Nitro/NHL SuperSkills event on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 24 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada. NASN, the NHL’s exclusive broadcast partner in Europe, will provide live coverage of the Dodge Nitro/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 25 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive, national radio coverage in the United States and Canada, while Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio each will provide radio play-by-play coverage of the game.

2007 WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR ROSTER
(statistics through games of Jan. 12, 2007)

 
2006-07 Statistics
All-Star
Appearance
GOALTENDERS
GP
W
L
OT
GAA
* Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
42
24
6
1
2.50
2nd
Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames
38
21
14
3
2.32
1st
Marty Turco, Dallas Stars
39
21
15
1
2.34
3rd

 
2006-07 Statistics
All-Star
Appearance
DEFENSEMEN
GP
G
A
PTS
 
* Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
46
8
34
42
 
4th
* Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
44
9
26
35
 
9th
Philippe Boucher, Dallas Stars
44
13
20
33
 
1st
Dion Phaneuf, Calgary Flames
41
9
16
25
1st
Kimmo Timonen, Nashville Predators
44
8
23
31
2nd
Lubomir Visnovsky, Los Angeles Kings
43
13
23
36
1st

 
2006-07 Statistics
All-Star
Appearance
FORWARDS
GP
G
A
PTS
 
* Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks
44
11
42
53
 
4th
* Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche
43
18
29
47
 
12th
* Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose Sharks
38
14
15
29
 
1st
Bill Guerin, St. Louis Blues
42
18
13
31
4th
Martin Havlat, Chicago Blackhawks
21
13
13
26
1st
Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
44
20
26
46
2nd
Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets
39
13
17
30
2nd
Yanic Perreault, Phoenix Coyotes 
31
14
11
25
1st
Brian Rolston, Minnesota Wild
45
23
18
41
1st
Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks
46
28
29
57
10th
Ryan Smyth, Edmonton Oilers
34
21
12
33
1st
Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
34
17
16
33
1st

* voted by fans to the Western Conference All-Star Team’s starting lineup

Head Coach: Randy Carlyle, Anaheim Ducks
(making first All-Star Game coaching appearance)
Assistant Coach: Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
(making first All-Star Game coaching appearance)

Assistant Coach: Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
(making first All-Star Game coaching appearance)

Assistant Coach: Bob Hartley, Atlanta Thrashers
(making second All-Star Game coaching appearance, both as assistant)

 


 
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