McDavid and Draisaitl to represent Edmonton Oilers at 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend

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The best players in the National Hockey League are set to assemble for a star-studded weekend in St. Louis next month and the Edmonton Oilers will have a pair of players representing their team.

Oilers captain Connor McDavid was voted to be captain of the Pacific Division team for the Jan. 24-25 NHL All-Star Weekend. McDavid leads the NHL in points scored so far in the 2019-20 season with 63. He has also scored 22 goals so far, good for fifth place in the league.

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Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl is second in NHL points scored with 61. The German-born player will also be headed to St. Louis for the event.

McDavid will be making his fourth all-star appearance while Draisaitl has received an all-star nod once before.

The NHL announced its four divisional rosters for the 2020 all-star weekend on Monday.

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In total, 37 players were selected by the NHL’s hockey operations department to attend the weekend along with three of the four division captains chosen by fans through the 2020 NHL All-Star Fan Vote.

Like last season, the NHL said this season the league will see the league allow fans to choose four players from a list of 31 “all-star calibre players — one from each NHL team (determined by the league’s hockey operations department) — as part of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In.”

“The highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective all-star rosters,” the league said on its website.

Voting for the Last Men In opens on Wednesday.

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