Five Devils on the All-Star Ballot
NHL All-Star Fan Balloting opens Nov. 15
NEW YORK (November 10, 2006) -- Goaltender Martin Brodeur, defenseman Brian Rafalski, and fowards Patrik Elias, Brian Gionta, and Scott Gomez have all been selected on to the COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, which opens Nov. 15.
For the first time ever, the NHL-All Star Fan Balloting process will be entirely digital. From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, fans around the world can "CLICK TO VOTE" for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on-line at NHL.com and through Bell Canada cell phones. Voting instructions for wireless customers will be available on NHL.com.
The 2006-07 season marks the 19th year in which fans will determine the starting lineups for the NHL All-Star Game. Fans can vote for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team. If a player is not listed on the ballot, a space is provided for "write-in" votes. The three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference receiving the most votes will comprise the starting lineups. Each of the 30 NHL Clubs has at least two representatives on the ballot.
The 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration hosted at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas will feature live national broadcasts of the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 24 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada starting at 8 p.m., ET. NASN, the NHL's exclusive broadcast partner in Europe, will provide live coverage of both the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 25 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive, national radio coverage in the United States and Canada, while Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio each will provide radio play-by-play coverage of the game.
Following are the 100 players named to the 2006-07 ballot in COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports:
2006-07 COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Ballot
** denotes first career appearance on ballot