January 10 2017 12:00PM
This morning, Connor McDavid was named the only Oilers representative to this year's NHL All-Star Game.
While it was already known that Connor McDavid would be heading to the all-star game as the captain of the Pacific Division, it all became official today. While Connor will be packing his bags and heading to the all-star game, the rest of his Oiler teammates will be sitting at home watching.
He could be in for a good pay day today too:
If Connor McDavid gets an assist in tonight's game, he will hit 35 & earn another 'A' Bonus worth $212,500... giving him $425,000 on the day— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) January 10, 2017
Notable omissions from the Oilers were Cam Talbot as well as Leon Draisaitl who have both had tremendous first halves of their 2016-2017 season.
Draisaitl currently sits second in the Oilers in scoring, potting 35 points in 42 games. Pacific Division nominees Jeff Carter and Joe Pavelski each have two more points than Draisatil, while he ties Ryan Kesler in scoring and is ahead of Johnny Gaudreau (27 pts) and Bo Horvat (29 pts).
Cam Talbot has been a rock for the Oilers this season, posting 20 wins to go alongside a .920 sv% and a 2.44 GAA.
Talbot is the league leader in minutes and shots faced. His wins are equal to Jones and his save percentage (.920 vs. .917) is better. 🤔— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 10, 2017
Los Angeles will serve as host for this year's all-star game, which will be held from Jan. 27-29. This year's all-star game will be just like last year's, which featured the 3-on-3 tournament.
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