Jets’ Byfuglien Tapped to Play in NHL All-Star Game

Jets’ Byfuglien Tapped to Play in NHL All-Star Game

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien in pre-season action against the Columbus Blue Jackets at MTS Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. (JAMES TURNER / METRO WINNIPEG FILE)

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has earned a spot in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.

The game — set for Sunday, January 29 at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place — will be Byfuglien’s second straight appearance in the All-Star line-up. The 26-year-old leads all Jets defencemen with 24 points (6g, 18a) in 35 games played this season. Byfuglien also led the team with 149,405 fan votes, helping him secure his position on the elite roster.

The Jets will meet the San Jose Sharks tonight at MTS Centre in their first home game since December 31. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. (TSN Jets, TSN Radio 1290). Watch for reporter Darrin Bauming’s post-game report on ChrisD.ca later tonight.


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