Former Boston College star Cam Atkinson has been named to the NHL All-Star Game, joining nine other NCAA alumni among the selections to the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend.
Three former Wisconsin players - Ryan McDonagh, Joe Pavelski and Ryan Suter - are among the selections, which also include former NCAA champions Justin Faulk (Minnesota Duluth), Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College), Atkinson and Pavelski.
The 10 players represent seven schools in all, with Michigan State, Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth, North Dakota and Ohio State each featured by one alum.
NHL All-Star Weekend will be held Jan. 28-29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The NHL Skills Competition takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, with the All-Star Game - a three-on-three tournament between representatives of each division - set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
NCAA Alumni in NHL All-Star Game
|Central Division||Pacific Division|
|Ryan Suter||Wisconsin||Joe Pavelski||Wisconsin|
|Duncan Keith||Michigan State||Johnny Gaudreau||Boston College|
|Jonathan Toews||North Dakota||Ryan Kesler||Ohio State|
|Cam Atkinson||Boston College||Kyle Okposo||Minnesota|
|Justin Faulk||Minnesota Duluth|