Jaromir Jagr, despite encouraging fans not to vote for him, was voted to be the captain of the Atlantic Division’s team in the All-Star Game. Jagr, aged 43, will be competing in his first All-Star Game since 2004.
It was recently announced that Jaromir Jagr will be among the four captains at the NHL All-Star Game that will be occurring later this month on January 30th and 31st. Jaromir Jagr of your Florida Panthers will be the captain of the Atlantic Division’s team, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks will be the captain of the Central Division’s team, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals will be the captain of the Metropolitan Division’s team, and John Scott of the Arizona Coyotes will be the captain of the Pacific Division’s team.
This All-Star Game will be Jagr’s thirteenth of his career, but his first since 2004. This year, each team will consist of six forwards, three defensemen, and two goaltenders, including the four captains that have already been selected, all of whom happen to be forwards. Since each of the 30 NHL teams must be represented at least once in the game, it is unlikely that another Florida Panthers player will be selected. Jaromir Jagr campaigned not to be selected because he believes he is too old to compete in a 3-on-3 setting.
The remaining 40 spots in the All-Star Game will be determined by the National Hockey League Operations Department and then will be announced on January 6th.