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Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas named All-Stars

Zdeno Chara [1] and Tim Thomas [2] were named to the 2011 NHL [3] All-Star Game roster on Tuesday, the fifth selection for Chara and third for Thomas.

Chara is third in the NHL [4] in average time on ice per game (26:38) and leads all Bruins’ defenseman in goals (six) and points (18). Thomas leads the NHL in goals against average (1.84), save percentage (.944) and is tied for the league lead in shutouts (five).

Tyler Seguin [5] will be one of 12 NHL rookies to participate in the SuperSkills competition. The All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, January 30 in Raleigh, NC.