The NHL released its 2018 All-Star Game rosters Wednesday, and Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will represent the Atlantic Division for the second consecutive season.
Marchand, who was named an All-Star for the first time last season, leads the Bruins in scoring this season with 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points in 32 games. He is among the NHL’s leaders in several categories, including points per game (fourth), goals per game (eighth) and plus/minus (ninth).
Marchand, a third-round pick in 2006, is coming off a 2016-17 season in which he totaled career-highs in goals (39), assists (46) and points (85). The 29-year-old leads the NHL in plus/minus (plus-178) and shorthanded goals (23) since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, his first full campaign with the B’s.
The NHL All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament — played in a 3-on-3 format — for the third consecutive season. Teams from each division will compete for a $1 million winner-take-all prize pool.
Marchand, this year’s lone Bruins representative, joins an Atlantic Division squad captained by Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have a league-high four representatives.