Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) warms up before game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

No Chicago Blackhawks named to NHL first team; Toews honored to second


Wednesday afternoon the National Hockey League released the NHL All-Star teams and the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks players were absent from the first team list.

All votes for the teams were done with a poll from members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.

The NHL first team consist of Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz, defensemen P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild, and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

Hawks captain and Selke award winner Jonathan Toews was the lone Hawks player named to the second team.

In an odd conclusion to the All-Star teams announcement Ovechkin was named to both first and second teams. Ovechkin recieved second team honors at left wing where he played his first seven seasons.

Toews and Ovechkin are joined by goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, right wing Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lighting, defensemen Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks and Kris Letang of Pittsburg.

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