Joonas Korpisalo and Seth Jones Selected to NHL All-Star Team

By Chris Pennington on December 30, 2019 at 3:17 pm
Joonas Korpisalo and Seth Jones
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Hey now, the Columbus Blue Jackets have All-Stars.

The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that Columbus Blue Jacket defenseman Seth Jones and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will represent their club and the Metropolitan Division at this year's NHL All-Star game.

This is the first selection for Korpisalo, who is having a stellar season after not being expected to amount to much, living in the shadow of two-time Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky for four seasons.

Korpisalo is boasting a 17-10-6 record this season, with a 2.49 GAA and .913 SV%. In his last nine games, he has allowed just 15 goals, recorded a shutout and has held a .943 SV%.

Jones will be named an All-Star for the fourth time in his young career, all as a member of the Blue Jackets. In 39 games this season, he has put up 22 points and is on pace to potentially break 50 for the second time.

Nick Foligno was also named one of 31 candidates on the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Man In, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star roster. Foligno has 14 points through 36 games and has captained a depleted Blue Jacket club all year.

Korpisalo will likely not participate in the late-January weekend events due to his recent knee injury, but it's high marks for a goaltender who was written off by many as a career backup.

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