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Auston Matthews named All Star Game captain

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After two years representing the Leafs, Matthews gets the nod to lead the Atlantic

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

After two months of fan voting the Toronto Maple Leafs very own Auston Matthews was named captain of the Atlantic Division all star team, along with fellow divisional captains Connor McDavid, Alexander Ovechkin, and Nathan MacKinnon.

Matthews has been having a great season so far - despite missing a large amount of time due to injury - he has 19 goals and 15 assists in 23 games. His status as tank target and first overall pick makes him an easy name to check off on an all star game ballot, and he was a team representative at the 2017 and 2018 games. Being named captain over other stars in the division like John Tavares, Mitch Marner, Morgan Rielly, and some guys from other teams is a big honor that will stick to Matthews resume for his entire career. Also, pad his wallet:

With Matthews added to the game that leaves 11 spots open on the Atlantic team and several more deserving Leafs players to view for a coveted spot. Remember, every team gets represented, even the Senators and Red Wings.

Marner, Tavares, Rielly, and Andersen should all be on the NHL’s list for potential spots on the team, but not all will get in. If you had to pick one, who would be your choice to represent the Leafs at the all star game?

Poll

Who else would you pick to go to the All Star Game?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    John Tavares
    (119 votes)
  • 39%
    Morgan Rielly
    (385 votes)
  • 41%
    Mitch Marner
    (408 votes)
  • 6%
    Frederik Andersen
    (64 votes)
  • 0%
    Someone else!
    (8 votes)
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