Latvia's Girgensons voted into All Star Game

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 03, 2015 7:53 PM

(Reuters) - The Buffalo Sabres' Latvian center Zemgus Girgensons was the fan favorite in voting for the NHL All Star Game as the first six players were announced on Saturday.

The 20-year-old, who garnered more than 1.5 million votes, was joined by five players from the Chicago Blackhawks -- Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, BrentSeabrook and goaltender Corey Crawford.

The remaining All Star roster will be determined by the NHL and announced on Jan. 10.

The mid-season showcase will be the first in three years after the NHL lockout in 2013 and the Winter Olympics last year.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)