ENNIS JOINS TEAM STAAL
Friday, 01.28.2011 / 9:20 PM ET
Sabres forward Tyler Ennis will compete for Team Staal in Saturday’s Honda NHL SuperSkills competition at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC after the teams were determined Friday night at the inaugural NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft. The SuperSkills competition will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. on Versus.
Joining Ennis and Couture on Team Staal are fellow rookies Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders, Jamie McBain of the Carolina Hurricanes, Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens.
The rest of the team, which will skate together in Sunday’s All-Star Game minus the rookies, is highlighted by captain Eric Staal and alternate captains Mike Green and Ryan Kesler, as well as Alex Ovechkin, Daniel Sedin, Zdeno Chara, Carey Price, and the first overall pick of the Fantasy Draft, Cam Ward.
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The other three first-year players ranked ahead of Ennis in rookie scoring, Couture, Hall and Derek Stepan of the Rangers, are also set to participate in the skills competition.
Last year, Ennis represented the Portland Pirates on the Canadian team at the 2010 American Hockey League All-Star Classic and earned Most Valuable Player honors after notching a goal and two assists in a 10-9 victory. He also took part in the Skills Competition, skating in the puck control relay and the breakaway challenge.