Thomas Vanek will make his first appearance as an NHL All-Star when the event takes place in Montreal at the end of the month. It’s no surprise as Atlas is enjoying one of the most spectacular individual seasons in recent Sabres history. Vanek will be the Sabres’ lone representative on the Eastern Conference squad.
Full Roster here.
Also, down on the farm, Pirates forwards Nathan Gerbe and Tim Kennedy will represent Team PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star Game. Gerbe is slated to start in the game. Mark Mancari will play for Team Canada.
Other notables with Buffalo ties that will take part in the event: Drew Miller, Rory Fitzpatrick and my personal favorite, Mike Ryan (MJ over at My Safety Is Harvard should be thrilled).