Detroit Red Wing Pavel Datsyuk was among fifteen players added to the Western Conference All-Star team on Thursday night. The starters for both the Eastern and Western Conference teams were announced two weeks ago.
Datsyuk joins Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom on the All-Star team. Lidstrom was announced as a starter after receiving the second-most votes for a defenseman from the Western Conference.
The two Red Wings will be coached by Detroit head coach Dave Lewis, who will be making his second appearance behind the bench for an All-Star team. Last season he was the assistant coach to Vancouver’s Marc Crawford. This season Crawford will be the assistant, while Lewis has the head coaching position.
Datsyuk will be making his first career All-Star appearance in only his third season. He played in the 2002 YoungStars game in his rookie year.