NHL All-Star Weekend 2020: How does the Last Men In vote work?

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On Monday, the NHL released the full All-Star rosters for each of its four divisions in anticipation of All-Star Weekend on Jan. 24-25, but one spot on each team remains vacant.

For the second consecutive season, the league will allow fans to select those final four players from a list of 31 determined by the league's hockey operations department. The highest voted players in each division (each NHL team will have one candidate) will be added to their respective team's roster.

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Dubbed 'Last Men In,' voting will open to the public on Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET via the NHL's website and mobile app, and closes Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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What is the Last Men In vote?

This is the second straight season in which the NHL has conducted its Last Men In vote — in which fans can select the final four players to participate in All-Star Weekend.

Between Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET and Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, fans can select as few as one player per ballot and as many as four players per ballot. Each fan may cast a maximum of 10 ballots in a 24-hour period between the time voting opens on New Year's Day and when it closes on Jan. 10.

How does the Last Men In vote work?

The league's hockey operations department selected 31 players — one from each team — who did not make the original All-Star rosters as candidates for the Last Men In vote. Fans will be able to vote for these players between Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET and Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

When voting ends, the highest vote-getters in each division will be placed onto their division's rosters for All-Star Weekend.

Which players can fans vote for the final four spots at All-Star Weekend?

Atlantic Division

Player

Team

Patrice Bergeron

Boston Bruins

Rasmus Dahlin

Buffalo Sabres

Dylan Larkin

Detroit Red Wings

Aleksander Barkov

Florida Panthers

Max Domi

Montreal Canadiens

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Ottawa Senators

Steven Stamkos

Tampa Bay Lightning

Mitch Marner

Toronto Maple Leafs

Metropolitan Division

Player

Team

Teuvo Teravainen

Carolina Hurricanes

Nick Foligno

Columbus Blue Jackets

Nico Hischier

New Jersey Devils

Brock Nelson

New York Islanders

Mika Zibanejad

New York Rangers

Claude Giroux

Philadelphia Flyers

Kris Letang

Pittsburgh Penguins

T.J. Oshie

Washington Capitals

Central Division

Player

Team

Jonathan Toews

Chicago Blackhawks

Cale Makar

Colorado Avalanche

Jamie Benn

Dallas Stars

Ryan Suter

Minnesota Wild

Matt Duchene

Nashville Predators

David Perron

St. Louis Blues

Patrik Laine

Winnipeg Jets

Pacific Division

Player

Team

Ryan Getzlaf

Anaheim Ducks

Clayton Keller

Arizona Coyotes

Johnny Gaudreau

Calgary Flames

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Edmonton Oilers

Drew Doughty

Los Angeles Kings

Tomas Hertl

San Jose Sharks

Quinn Hughes

Vancouver Canucks

Max Pacioretty

Vegas Golden Knights

How can fans vote for the Last Men in at NHL All-Star Weekend?

The polls will open on the NHL's website and mobile app. Fans can select as few as one player per ballot and as many as four players per ballot. Each fan may cast a maximum of 10 ballots in a 24-hour period between the time voting opens on New Year's Day and when it closes on Jan. 10.

The NHL's annual All-Star weekend takes place from Jan. 24-25 at the St. Louis Blues' Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.

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