Jonathan Marchessault was named to the Pacific Division All-Star team roster on Wednesday, and it will be for the first time in his career. He will join fellow teammates Mark Stone and Alex Pietrangelo on the roster while head coach Pete DeBoer will coach the Pacific Division over the weekend.
JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE PACIFIC DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM!!!! https://t.co/EODFBabvZU— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 2, 2022
Marchessault has tallied 32 points on the season with 20 goals in 41 games, his fourth 20-goal season in Vegas. The Golden Knights’ leading goal scorer is not replacing any player on the current roster but is being added in-case the need arises.
From what I gather, Jonathan Marchessault isn't replacing anybody on the NHL ASG Pacific Division roster, but has been added in case someone needs to be replaced. So, make of that what you will. @GoldenKnights— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 2, 2022
Marchessault is being added for All-Star Weekend alongside Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson, who replaces his teammate Alex Ovechkin, who was added to the league’s Covid protocol on Wednesday.
The Golden Knights are sitting atop the Pacific Division at the All-Star break as the city and team prepares to host the weekend’s festivities. All eyes will be on T-Mobile Arena for the Skills Competition on Friday, and the All-Star Game itself on Sunday.