Andrei Svechnikov from “Hurricanes” was selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game

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Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov (37) drives the puck away from New Jersey Devils’ Yehor Sharangovich during the first period of an NHL ice hockey game in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker )

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Everyone seems to agree that Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes has the makings of an NHL star.

NHL hockey people agree, and have selected a forward to represent the Hurricanes in the 2023 All-Star Game. For 22-year-old Svechnikov, this will be the first appearance in the lineup of stars.

Svechnikov, who has a Metropolitan Division-leading 19 goals, will play for the Metro Division team. Other Metro team members announced Thursday: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh), Alex Ovechkin (Washington), Jack Hughes (New Jersey), Johnny Gaudreau (Columbus), Kevin Hayes (Philadelphia), Brock Nelson (Islanders). and Igor Shesterkin (Rangers).

The remaining members of the Metro team and other divisional teams will be selected by a fan vote that began Thursday night and will continue until January 14.

The 2023 All-Star Game will be held on February 4 in Sunrise, Florida, and will be hosted by the Florida Panthers.

It will be a three-game 3-on-3 tournament. Each team will have nine skaters and two goaltenders.

In more than 30 years with The N&O, Chip Alexander has covered NC State, UNC, Duke and East Carolina and is in his 11th season on the Carolina Hurricanes beat. Alexander, who has won numerous state and national literary awards, covered the Hurricanes’ move to North Carolina in 1997 and participated in The N&O’s coverage of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup run.



Andrei Svechnikov from “Hurricanes” was selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game

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