Chandler Stephenson Added to Pacific Division All-Star Roster
Today the NHL announced that Chandler Stephenson has been added to the Pacific Division roster for the upcoming All-Star festivities taking place in Sunrise this weekend.
‼️ THIS JUST IN ‼️— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) January 30, 2023
Chandler Stephenson has been added to the Pacific Division roster for #NHLAllStar Weekend!!! 🌟🌴
Congrats, Stevie!!! 👏
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Stephenson is replacing Matty Beniers of the Seattle Kraken, as the rookie sensation is currently recovering from an injury.
From the team’s release:
Stephenson leads the Golden Knights with 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) in 51 games this season. He is fourth in the league in faceoff winning percentage at 59.7% (min. 100 faceoffs) and tied for 17th among NHL forwards with 33 assists.
He was a player that many felt should have been considered in the first place, and now fans have gotten their wish. It is a bit of a bummer that it comes because of an injury to Beniers, as he’s been a very fun and dynamic player to watch this season.
The Vegas Golden Knights will now have two representatives, as Logan Thompson was one of the original members of the Pacific roster as chosen by the NHL. Stephenson is more than worthy of the recognition, as he’s been a very productive player this season.