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2016 NHL All-Star Game Rosters: John Tavares Sentenced to Team Metro

Here are the rosters. Condolences to each player who has to go.

They're gonna need more colors.
They're gonna need more colors.
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The NHL announced its rosters for the 2016 NHL All-Star game (or games, really...there are multiples and the league is dubbing it a "All-Star Celebration"), and as expected captain John Tavares will represent the New York Islanders for the third consecutive time.

The events take place Jan. 30-31 in Nashville.

As part of yet another new format, those selected will take part in a three-game tournament, involving four separate teams, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring teams representing each NHL division.

The rosters for those teams, with six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies each (asterisk denotes captains as voted by fans):

Metropolitan Division

F Nicklas Backstrom (WSH)
F Claude Giroux (PHI)
F Evgeni Malkin (PIT)
F Alex Ovechkin (WSH)*
F Brandon Saad (CBJ)
F John Tavares (NYI)

D Justin Faulk (CAR)
D Kris Letang (PIT)
D Ryan McDonagh (NYR)

G Braden Holtby (WSH)
G Cory Schneider (NJD)

Atlantic Division

F Patrice Bergeron (BOS)
F Jaromir Jagr (FLA)*
F Leo Komarov (TOR)
F Dylan Larkin (DET)
F Ryan O’Reilly (BUF)
F Steven Stamkos (TBL)

D Aaron Ekblad (FLA)
D Erik Karlsson (OTT)
D P.K. Subban (MTL)

G Ben Bishop (TBL)
G Roberto Luongo (FLA)

Central Division

F Jamie Benn (DAL)
F Matt Duchene (COL)
F Patrick Kane (CHI)*
F Tyler Seguin (DAL)
F Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
F Jonathan Toews (CHI)

D Dustin Byfuglien (WPG)
D Roman Josi (NSH)
D Shea Weber (NSH)

G Devan Dubnyk (MIN)
G Pekka Rinne (NSH)

Pacific Division

F Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
F Taylor Hall (EDM)
F Joe Pavelski (SJS)
F Corey Perry (ANA)
F John Scott (ARI)*
F Daniel Sedin (VAN)

D Brent Burns (SJS)
D Drew Doughty (LAK)
D Mark Giordano (CGY)

G John Gibson (ANA)
G Jonathan Quick (LAK)

Commence arguing over team selections, format, the purpose of this annual event (it's for sponsors and partners and players that want to go, but it's cool for many fans too), etc.