RALEIGH, N.C. — Eric Staal, captain of his team, has tabbed Zdeno Chara with his fourth pick. Staal noted that he didn’t want to stickhandle through Chara on Sunday, thus the selection.
Martin St. Louis, alternate captain of Team Lidstrom, has taken Tim Thomas. Naturally, St. Louis, Thomas’s University of Vermont teammate, gave his alma mater a shoutout.
Ex-Bruin Phil Kessel was the final player picked. As Mr. Irrelevant, Kessel was awarded a new Honda.