Sabres' Skinner is voted into the NHL All-Star Game

January 11, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Raleigh, NC (WGR 550) - The fans have voted Jeff Skinner into his second All-Star Game. For the first time ever, the league held the NHL's "Last Men In" vote and Skinner beat our Morgan Rielly, Brayden Point, Shea Weber, Patrice Bergeron, Aleksander Barkov, Dylan Larkin and Mark Stone for the last place on the Atlantic Division Team.

Others winning the vote were Kris Letang (Metropolitan Division), Leon Draisaitl (Pacific Division) and Gabriel Landeskog (Central Division).

Skinner earned his way into the vote by scoring 29 goals in 43 games, which would work out to a season total of 55 goals.

Skinner has reached the 30-goal mark three times in his career, having seasons of 37, 33 and 31 goals.

The NHL said that more than 11.5-million votes were cast. Skinner joins Jack Eichel on the Atlantic Division team.

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