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He’s the Sabres only representative heading to Los Angeles

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Kyle Okposo will be the lone Sabres representative at the 2017 All-Star Game, which will be played Jan. 28 and 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The forward joined Buffalo in the last offseason as a free agent signing and immediately made an impression on an offensively-challenged side.

Okposo has 12 goals and 27 points this season, leading the Sabres in both categories. This will be his career first All-Star Game.

He’ll be joined on the Atlantic Division team by forwards Nikita Kucherov, Brad Marchand, Auston Matthews, Frans Nielsen, and Vincent Trocheck; defensemen Victor Hedman, Erik Karlsson, and Shea Weber; and goalies Carey Price and Tuukka Rask.

The head coaches were selected from the top teams in the four divisions on points percentage - Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the Minnesota Wild (Central), John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Metropolitan) and Peter DeBoer of the San Jose Sharks (Pacific).

You can see all of the rosters here.

Per the media release -

The 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game again will be a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring teams representing each NHL division.

The Los Angeles Kings, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and the city of Los Angeles will play host to the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend. The festivities begin with the opening of the 2017 NHL Fan Fair, including the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, 26; continue with the celebration of the 100 Greatest NHL Players at THE NHL100 on 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition on 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on p.m. PT / NHL.com/AllStar for more information.