Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin named to All-Star Game; Lucas Raymond vote-in option

Detroit Free Press

Dylan Larkin, the Detroit Red Wings‘ captain and leading scorer, has been named to his second NHL All-Star Game.

He could be joined at next month’s event by teammate Lucas Raymond, who is a “Last Man In” candidate.

Larkin entered Thursday’s match against the Winnipeg Jets at Little Caesars Arena with 32 points in 32 games. Raymond, a rookie, was second on the roster with 30 points in 37 games.

Voting for the final spot on each division’s All-Star roster will be on through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Fans can submit 10 votes per 24 hours.

Larkin, 25, played in the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville. He has been a star for the Wings since making the team in 2015, one year after being drafted at No. 15. Larkin was named captain by general manager Steve Yzerman in January 2021.

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The All-Star Game is scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Feb. 5 (3 p.m. ET; ABC) and will consist of a three-game tournament played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring teama from each of the four divisions. Andrew Brunette (Florida Panthers) will coach the Atlantic, Rod Brind’Amour (Carolina Hurricanes) the Metropolitan, Jared Bednar (Colorado Avalanche) the Central and Peter DeBoer (Vegas Golden Knights the Pacific.

Like Larkin, Raymond made the Wings at 19. Raymond was given the opportunity to play on a line with Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi when Jakub Vrana left training camp with a shoulder injury, and Raymond didn’t take long to ace the audition. He has played with a poise, and, together with teammate Moritz Seider, is a leading Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) candidate.

“I think his confidence, honestly, with him and with Mo — they both play with a confidence and a swagger that they can get the job done and they can play at a high level,” goalie Alex Nedeljkovic said. “Even if it’s their first year in the league, which is great, which is what you want to see. Because that’s something that’s hard to find and hard to get to a point where it doesn’t matter what happens that day or the day before, you feel good and you have the confidence in yourself to know that you are going to get the job done. That’s special. Not everybody has it, not everybody can get to that point.”

Here is a full list of the All-Stars and “Last Man In” candidates.

Metropolitan Division

Head coach: Rod Brind’Amour, Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina Hurricanes: Frederik Andersen, Andrei Svechnikov. LMI: Sebastian Aho.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Zach Werenski. LMI: Jakub Voracek.

New Jersey Devils: Jack Hughes. LMI: Jesper Bratt.

New York Islanders: Adam Pelech. LMI: Mathew Barzal.

New York Rangers: Adam Fox, Chris Kreider. LMI: Mika Zibanejad.

Philadelphia Flyers: Claude Giroux. LMI: Cam Atkinson.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Tristan Jarry, LMI: Jake Guentzel.

Washington Capitals: Alexander Ovechkin. LMI: Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Atlantic Division

Head coach: Andrew Brunette, Florida Panthers.

Boston Bruins: Patrice Bergeron. LMI: Charlie McAvoy.

Buffalo Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin. LMI: Tage Thompson.

Detroit Red Wings: Dylan Larkin. LMI: Lucas Raymond.

Florida Panthers: Jonathan Huberdeau. LMI: Aleksander Barkov.

Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki. LMI: Tyler Toffoli.

Ottawa Senators: Drake Batherson. LMI: Brady Tkachuk.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Victor Hedman. LMI: Steven Stamkos.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews, Jack Campbell. LMI: John Tavares.

Central Division

Head coach: Jared Bednar, Colorado Avalanche.

Arizona Coyotes: Clayton Keller. LMI: Phil Kessel.

Chicago Blackhawks: Alex DeBrincat. LMI: Seth Jones.

Colorado Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar. LMI: Nazem Kadri.

Dallas Stars: Joe Pavelski. LMI: Jason Robertson.

Minnesota Wild: Kirill Kaprizov, Cam Talbot. LMI: Ryan Hartman.

Nashville Predators: Jusse Saros. LMI: Roman Josi.

St. Louis Blues: Jordan Kyrou. LMI: Robert Thomas.

Winnipeg Jets: Kyle Connor. LMI: Mark Scheifele.

Pacific Division

Head coach: Peter DeBoer, Vegas Golden Knights.

Anaheim Ducks: John Gibson. LMI: Troy Terry.

Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau. LMI: Matthew Tkachuk.

Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl. LMI: Darnell Nurse.

Los Angeles Kings: Adrian Kempe. LMI: Drew Doughty.

San Jose Sharks: Timo Meier. LMI: Logan Couture.

Seattle Kraken: Jordan Eberle. LMI: Mark Giordano.

Vancouver Canucks: Thatcher Demko. LMI: J.T. Miller.

Vegas Golden Knights: Alex Pietrangelo, Mark Stone. LMI: Jonathan Marchessault.

Contact Helene St. James at Follow her on Twitter @helenestjames. Read more on the Detroit Red Wings and sign up for our Red Wings newsletter. Her book, The Big 50: The Detroit Red Wings is available from AmazonBarnes & Noble and Triumph Books. Personalized copies available via her e-mail. 

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