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The Florida Panthers will host the 2021 NHL All-Star Game, according to George Richards of The Athletic. The event is expected to take place on Jan. 29-30, just before the Super Bowl is held in Tampa.

The Panthers have hosted the All-Star festivities once before, back in 2003. That was in the middle of a disappointing season for the team where they finished in 24th place, a rank they will obviously try to eclipse this time around. The team had just one All-Star representative in 2003, Olli Jokinen, though Sandis Ozolinsh was actually selected for the game just before a trade to the Anaheim Ducks.

With Joel Quenneville at the helm and several top players in their prime, the Panthers could have more than just one representative next season. Jonathan Huberdeau and his 64 points will be there this year, but Aleksander Barkov, Evgenii Dadonov, Keith Yandle, Aaron Ekblad and others all have the ability to hit the ice at the midseason celebration.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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ANA / 988 / RW
Teemu Selanne
ARZ / 972 / RW
Shane Doan
BOS / 1,506 / D
Ray Bourque
BUF / 1,326 / C
Gilbert Perreault
CAR / 1,175 / C
Ron Francis
CGY / 1,095 / RW
Jarome Iginla
CHI / 1,467 / C
Stan Mikita
CBJ / 547 / LW
Rick Nash
COL / 1,641 / C
Joe Sakic
DAL / 1,359 / C
Mike Modano
DET / 1,809 / RW
Gordie Howe
EDM / 1,669 / C
Wayne Gretzky
FLA / 419 / C
Olli Jokinen
LA / 1,307 / C
Marcel Dionne
MIN / 688 / C
Mikko Koivu
MTL / 1,246 / RW
Guy Lafleur
NSH / 566 / C
David Legwand
NJ / 1,025 / LW
Patrik Elias
NYI / 1,353 / C
Bryan Trottier
NYR / 1,021 / RW
Rod Gilbert
OTT / 1,108 / RW
Daniel Alfredsson
PHI / 1,210 / C
Bobby Clarke
PIT / 1,723 / C
Mario Lemieux
SJ / 1,082 / C
Patrick Marleau
STL / 1,073 / C
Bernie Federko
TB / 953 / RW
Martin St. Louis
TOR / 987 / C
Mats Sundin
VAN / 1,070 / C
Henrik Sedin
VGK / 134 / C
William Karlsson
WAS / 1,211 / LW
Alexander Ovechkin
WPG* / 615 / LW
Ilya Kovalchuk

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