Staal, Lidstrom names All-Star team captains

January 18, 2011 7:55:38 AM PST
The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings have been named team Captains for the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend in Raleigh.

Staal is in his seventh NHL season with the Hurricanes and was named the 13th Captain in franchise history on Jan. 20, 2010.

"I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to captain a team during the All-Star Game in my home arena,” Staal stated in the news release. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of selecting my own teammates for the game."

The All-Star game is set for January 30. For more information, click here for the NHL website.

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