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Red Wings Captain Larkin To Play In NHL All-Star Game



Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
Captain Dylan Larkin was the lone selection from the Detroit Red Wings when the NHL All-Star Game participants were announced Thursday night.

All that speculation over which of the Detroit Red Wings rookie sensations would be playing in the NHL All-Star Game?

Never mind.

They went with the captain.

Dylan Larkin was back in the Detroit Red Wings’ lineup for Thursday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. He’ll also be in the NHL All-Star Game when it’s played Feb. 5 at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Larkin was the lone selection from the Red Wings when the NHL All-Star Game participants were announced Thursday night. He’s enjoying a spectacular bounce back season with Detroit. Larkin leads the team in scoring with 16-16-32 totals.

He’s already blown past the nine goals he scored in a disappointing 2021 campaign. In fact, the Red Wings captain is on pace to score a career-high 36 goals during the 2021-22 season.

Red Wings Rookies Raymond, Seider Left Out

Detroit forward Lucas Raymond is leading all NHL rookies in scoring with 30 points. Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider is the NHL rookie leader in assists (21) and in points by a defenseman (24).

Speculation was at least one of them would get the call as Detroit’s NHL All-Star Game rep. Instead, the league is going with the last rookie to represent the Red Wings in an NHL All-Star Game.

Dylan Larkin was Detroit’s choice to play in 2015-16, his inaugural NHL campaign. In fact, he won the fastest skater event in the skills competition during NHL All-Star Weekend.

There is still a chance for Wings fans to get Lucas Raymond suiting up in the NHL All-Star Game. He’s among 32 players – one from each of the NHL teams – whose name appears on the NHL All-Star Last Men In fan ballot.

The player with the most votes from each of the four divisions will be added to the All-Star Game rosters. Voting for the Last Men In is open now and closes Monday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans can vote at or on a mobile interactive ballot on the NHL app.