The 2011 NHL All-Stars have been announced, and two Anaheim Ducks have made the cut. Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller and forward Corey Perry are among the 36 All-Stars named to the player roster for All-Star weekend, to be held in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 29-30. Center Anze Kopitar was also selected as an All-Star, the only player from the Los Angeles Kings so chosen. They are joined by Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, who were the top six in fan voting.
This year's NHL All-Star Game will be unique, in that two captains will be chosen by the players, and they in turn will draft the two teams from the 42 All-Stars in total. Each team will have three goaltenders, six defensemen, and 12 forwards. In addition, there will be a Super Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 29, featuring the 42 All-Stars and 12 rookies. Defenseman Cam Fowler of the Ducks is among the rookies chosen to compete.
This is the second All-Star game for Kopitar, who was also honored in 2008. Kopitar has 15 goals this season and leads the Kings with 45 points. Like Kopitar, Perry was an All-Star in 2008 as well. Perry leads the Ducks with 21 goals and 45 points this season. This is the first All-Star nod for Hiller, who has four shutouts this season, including each of his last two games.