Zdeno Chara drafts Tim Thomas, Phil Kessel, Tyler Seguin
|01.26.12 at 9:28 pm ET|
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara held the first overall pick in the fantasy draft to determine teams for the 2012 NHL All-Star game Thursday night and selected Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk with the top pick. Chara then drafted teammate Tim Thomas in the second round.
The other Bruin in the player pool, Tyler Seguin, had to wait quite a while for his name to be called. After picking the likes of Carey Price, Phil Kessel and Dennis Wideman, Chara selected Seguin in the 19th round.
Upon being selected, Thomas was asked about his controversial decision to not attend the White House Monday for political reasons.
“I followed my conscience,” Thomas said of his decision. “I’m extremely grateful for all the support I’ve gotten from my teammates, my friends and my fans.”
Here are the results of the draft:
TEAM CHARA TEAM ALFREDSSON
1. Pavel Datsyuk Erik Karlsson
2. Tim Thomas Jason Spezza
3. Evgeni Malkin Jonathan Quick
4. Marian Hossa Claude Giroux
5. Kimmo Timonen Kris Letang
6. Corey Perry Steven Stamkos
7. Carey Price Brian Elliot
8. Phil Kessel Shea Weber
9. Ryan Suter Daniel Sedin
10. Jimmy Howard Dan Girardi
11. Brian Campbell Keith Yandle
12. Patrick Kane Milan Michalek
13. Dion Phaneuf Henrik Sedin
14. Jarome Iginla James Neil
16. Dennis Wideman Alex Edler
17. Marian aborik John Tavares
18. Jordan Eberle Scott Hartnell
19. Tyler Seguin Jason Pominville
20. Jamie Benn Logan Couture
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