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NHL announces 2012 All-Star Fan Balloting

Jets' Andrew Ladd, Tobias Enstrom & Dustin Byfuglien on the All-Star Ballot

Thursday, 10.11.2011 / 7:19 PM / News Articles
NHL.com

NEW YORK
-- With impressive starts this season, the Dallas Stars and the Pittsburgh Penguins -- leaders of the  Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively - hold a combined 11 spots on the ballot in the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting™. The ballot includes first-time career appearances from Stars forwards Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson and Penguins forwards James Neal and Jordan Staal and defenseman Kris Letang.  Joining their teammates are ballot veterans Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins and Kari Lehtonen, Mike Ribeiro and Sheldon Souray of the Stars.

Among the total 127 players on the ballot, Philadelphia Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr makes his first appearance to the fan voting platform since his campaign for the 2008 NHL All-Star festivities; the Ottawa Senators, the first-time hosts of the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, have five representatives; and the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Flyers and Penguins each have six players vying to be named first NHL All-Stars in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 29. Polls open to hockey fans worldwide Nov. 14 online at NHL.com/vote and via mobile devices.

Among the few features in the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting are interactive online ballots in eight different languages, the most in NHL All-Star Fan Balloting history.  Fans around the world will be able to vote online at NHL.com/vote in English, French, German, Czech, Finnish, Russian, Slovak and Swedish.  Voting concludes Jan. 4, with the top six vote-getters by position - three forwards, two defensemen and goalie – set to take part in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game®.

"The NHL All-Star Fan Balloting program has always served as a great platform to engage fans worldwide," said Brian Jennings, NHL executive vice president of marketing.  "With ballots available in eight languages, fans can vote for their favorite NHL players in their native language, making the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting truly global."

The 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting marks the sixth straight year the balloting process is entirely digital, with fans casting votes using interactive online ballots at NHL.com/vote, the microsite for the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, and via mobile devices.  The NHL.com/vote ballot will be optimized for iPad and other tablets.

How to Vote

NHL.com/vote will feature interactive online ballots available in eight languages, accessible anywhere in the world. Each player ballot page includes video highlights and real-time, sortable player statistics.  Fans will be permitted to select as few as one player - a balloted player or write-in - per online ballot. 

• Mobile users in the U.S. and Canada will be able to cast their votes via text message using any mobile device and wireless carrier or via a mobile ballot available in English and French. To vote via text message using any wireless carrier, fans should text their favorite player’s last name to the shortcode 81812. Message and data rates may apply. The mobile ballot is available on iPhone, Android and other mobile devices, using any wireless carrier.

• Facebook and Twitter users will be able to share their individual player selections online. Upon submitting a ballot on NHL.com/vote, fans can send messages inviting others to cast their votes online. 

2012 NHL All-Star Weekend Sweepstakes
Eligible residents of the United States and Canada who vote online at NHL.com/vote can enter
for a chance to win one grand prize:  a trip for two to attend the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. For sweepstakes rules, visit NHL.com/vote.

Promotional Campaign

The NHL will promote the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Balloting across its TV, print, online, in-arena, social networking and wireless advertising platforms. Promotional support will be provided by the NHL Network™, NHL Radio™ and broadcast partners VERSUS (U.S.), CBC (Canada) and RDS (Canada).  In addition, promotional materials for the campaign will launch in English and French on Nov. 14, the first day of voting.  TV and digital promotional spots in German, Czech, Finnish, Russian, Slovak and Swedish will debut online and during NHL game broadcasts in Europe in the coming weeks.

Voting results will be posted to NHL.com every Tuesday, starting Nov. 22. 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01