The NHL changed up how they decided the teams for their annual All Star game.  In the past they’ve split players up based on Conference or home country of origin (North America vs The World), but this year they stepped it up and added a fantasy sports twist to it, with the captains for each team drafting their squad.

Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom can’t pick their respective teams based solely on whims, however.  In the first 10 rounds, each team needs to have 3 goal tenders, and after 15 rounds each must have 6 defensemen.

Below is a list of how the teams were built.  The number next to each player represents the round in which they were taken (with a captain and two assistants/alternates being named prior to the draft).

Team Staal

Forwards

C – Eric Staal

A – Ryan Kesler

2 – Alex Ovechkin

3 – Dan Sedin

5 – Rick Nash

8 – Patrick Sharp

11 – Jeff Skinner

13 – Claude Giroux

15 – Corey Perry

16 – Patrik Elias

17 – David Backes

18 – Paul Stastny

Defensemen

A – Mike Green

4 – Zdeno Chara

7 – Mark Staal

9 – Dan Boyle

12 – Kris Letang

14 – Erik Karlsson

Goalie

1 – Cam Ward

6 – Henrik Lundqvist

10 – Carey Price

Team Lidstrom

Forwards

A – Martin St Louis

A – Patrick Kane

1 – Steven Stamkos

3 – Henrik Sedin

6 – Danny Briere

8 – Jonathan Toews

11 – Brad Richards

14 – Martin Havlat

15 – Anze Kopitar

16 – Matt Duchene

17 – Loui Eriksson

18 – Phil Kessel

Defensemen

C – Nicklas Lidstrom

2 – Duncan Keith

4 – Shea Weber

7 – Dustin Byfuglien

12 – Keith Yandle

13 – Brent Burns

Goalie

5 – Tim Thomas

9 – Marc-Andre Fleury

10 – Jonas Hiller

Analysis of the draft yet to come!