Rookie Filip Forsberg is saying bye-bye to the kids table and is saying hello to a roster spot during the NHL All-Star Game this coming Sunday, January 25th. Here’s a snippet from the press release:
Nashville, Tenn. (January 22, 2015) – The National Hockey League announced today that Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg has been named to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon (4 p.m. CT, NBCSN). Forsberg – who was already slated to head to Columbus this weekend to participate in the rookie portion of the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft presented by Draft Kings on Friday (7 p.m. CT, NBCSN) and the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday (6 p.m. CT, NBCSN) – is the only rookie named to the Game.
Forsberg joins defenseman Shea Weber, goaltender Pekka Rinne and the Predators coaching staff led by Head Coach Peter Laviolette in being selected to the 2015 All-Star Game, forming the largest Predators contingent ever to represent the franchise at the contest.
Forsberg replaces an injured Evgeni Malkin, who is currently suffering from a lower-body injury. It is also interesting to note that Forsberg will be the only rookie taking part in the All-Star Game and he continues to lead all rookies with 40 points in 45 games.
Are we proud? You bet we are!