The Colorado Avalanche won't be represented in the 2012 NHL All Star Game, but rookie Gabriel Landeskog has been selected as one of the rookies to participate with Team Chara in the weekend's events. Both teams were drafted for the game on Thursday night by their respective captains, and six rookies apiece are selected for each team as well.
Landeskog, 19, was the second overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Avalanche. He has 10 goals and 16 assists so far this season in 51 games with Colorado. He's fifth on the team in goals scored and fourth in points.
While the players selected in the normal phase of the draft compete in the actual All Star Game itself, the rookies will not be competing. Instead Landeskog will be among the rookies participating in the All Star Skills Challenge. Other rookies on Team Chara include Buffalo's Luke Adam, Montreal's Raphael Diaz, Ottawa's Colin Greening, Vancouver's Cory Hodgson and Columbus' Ryan Johansen.
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