Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin has been named to the Metropolitan Division team for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game, the league announced Friday.
Slavin replaced teammate Dougie Hamilton, who sustained a broken left fibula in the second period of the Hurricanes' 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
The All-Star appearance will be the first for Slavin, who has recorded 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) and a plus-26 rating in 47 games this season.
Slavin will also participate in the All-Star Skills competition on Jan. 24 in St. Louis. The All-Star Game is Jan. 25.
The 25-year-old has collected 137 points (27 goals, 110 assists) and a plus-51 rating in 356 career games since being selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Hamilton, a defenseman, has recorded 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) and a plus-30 rating in 47 games this season. The 26-year-old has posted 299 points (96 goals, 203 assists) and a plus-52 rating in 552 career games with the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames and Hurricanes.
--Field Level Media