Yandle selected to NHL All-Star game

Jan 26, 2011, 12:35 AM | Updated: 12:35 am

GLENDALE – Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle has been selected to participate in the 2011 NHL All-Star game on Sunday, January 30. This marks Yandle’s first career NHL All-Star appearance.

Yandle leads the Coyotes in scoring with 40 points (7-33-40) and is currently on a team season-high, seven game assist streak (0-9-9). Yandle also ranks sixth overall in scoring among all NHL defenseman with 7-33-40 (just two points behind League leader and NHL All-Star Captain Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings) and is tied for fourth overall among defenseman in power play scoring (2-18-20).

The 24-year-old Yandle has recorded 13 points (2-11-13) through 12 games in January. His 33 assists in 49 games are the most in franchise history since Phil Housley recorded 45 assists through the first 49 games in 1992-93 as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. The Boston, Massachusetts native is currently one point shy of tying his career-high point total (41) set last season.

In addition, Coyotes rookie defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will participate in the Honda NHL SuperSkills® on Saturday, Jan. 29

The 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover will mark the first time Carolina has hosted NHL All-Star activities.

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