Carolina Hurricanes: Every NHL All-Star selection in franchise history

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for the game in the team Staal locker room prior to the start of the 58th NHL All-Star Game at the RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for the game in the team Staal locker room prior to the start of the 58th NHL All-Star Game at the RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 28: Noah Hanifin #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates during the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game between the Atlantic Division and the Metropolitan Divison at Amalie Arena on January 28, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 28: Noah Hanifin #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates during the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game between the Atlantic Division and the Metropolitan Divison at Amalie Arena on January 28, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) /

109. . Defense. Years Selected: 2018. Noah Hanifin. 1. player

Seven years have passed since the Canes sent a forward to an All-Star Team. Staal and Skinner, in 2011, are the last Carolina forwards named All-Stars. Second-year left winger Sebastian Aho had a good shot at getting that honor this year, but strong offensive production across the Metro blocked that from happening.

As a result, Hanifin is the only Canes player to play in this year’s contest, at Amalie Arena (home of the Tampa Bay Lightning). The Metro’s three-goal defeat in their first game of the tournament, against the Atlantic Division was by no fault of Hanifin individually.

If not for Caps star goalie Holtby allowing five goals on 10 shots against the Atlantic, the Metro could have played in both tournament matchups. While Faulk and the Metro squad took down the Pacific Division All-Stars, from the Western Conference in 2017, Hanifin’s group did not have the same luck.

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The Pacific Team got their revenge and won the 2018 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament, by defeating the Central Division and Atlantic by a combined six goal margin. All three of the games in the tournament were decided by three goals. Hanifin and Brian Boyle, of the New Jersey Devils, were the only two Metro All-Stars held without a point.