PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - It was announced Monday that NHL All-Star Kris Letang will be the captain of the Metropolitan Division’s team.
The NHL All-Star Weekend takes place January 24-25 in St. Louis.
Letang is replacing the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin who said he won’t participate in this year’s All-Star festivities.
Letang is also replacing Penguins forward Jake Guentzel who was injured the same day he was announced as an All-Star.
It will be Letang’s sixth All-Star Game, giving him the most appearances by a Penguins defenseman in franchise history, passing Paul Coffey.
The Penguins’ assistant captain has 10 goals and 18 assists in 37 games so far this season.
Penguins' goalie Tristian Jarry was also named to the Metro All-Star team.