January 22, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers defender Adam Fox (23) celebrates his goal with New York Rangers left winger Artemi Panarin (10) and left winger Chris Kreider (20) against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 4-3 on penalties. Mandatory credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Rangers will have at least two stars headed to Las Vegas in defender Adam Fox and forward Chris Kreider.
The All-Star rosters, as voted by fans, were revealed Thursday at “SportsCenter” on ESPN and “Hockey Central” on Sportsnet.
The All-Star Skills Competition will take place on February 4, followed by the All-Star Game the following day. Fans can now vote for 2022 NHL All-Star Last Men In To select the final player for each All-Star list.
Adam Fox All Star
Fox, 23, has scored 125 points in 162 NHL games to go along with a +50 rating and 60-minute penalty only. From the homeland of Jericho, Lee shocked the hockey world by winning the Norris Cup for Best Defender in his second season. A feat accomplished only by another back guard, Hall of Famer Bobby Orr.
Fox’s accolades didn’t stop there as he was also recognized as the Steven McDonald Extra Effort winner and MVP for the team last season. He is currently competing for his second Norris Cup.
Fox – 36 tied points to lead the team in scoring with Artemi Banarin and good for the third between NHL defenses behind Victor Hedman (38) and Roman Jose (37).
Fox has 10 multi-point games this season, the most drawn among NHL defenses.
Chris Crieder All Star
Kreider, 30, is the longest-serving member of the squad in his 10th season with Rangers. The veteran captain made his NHL debut with the Blueshirts in 2012-13.
He’s also just two goals away from 200 in his career and becomes the 12th player in franchise history to achieve the feat. When Kreider does, he will be one of only three active players to score over 200 goals and 1,200+ scores to join Alex Ovechkin and Evander Kane.
Kreider’s 21 goals are ranked fifth in the NHL and his 12 goals are still second. His 17 points over the man’s advantage are fourth in the league.
Good luck to both Adam and Chris.
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