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NHL All Star Game Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game.

January 25, 2015 - The NHL All-Star Game is held in Columbus, Ohio. Team Toews defeats Team Foligno 17-12, in the highest scoring All-Star Game in history.

All-Stars - By Highest Fan Votes:
Forwards:

Zemgus Girgensons (Buffalo Sabres) - 1,574,896 votes
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) - 1,232,201 votes
Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks) - 1,217,210 votes

Defensemen:
Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks) - 1,198,173 votes
Brent Seabrook (Chicago Blackhawks) - 1,016,992 votes

Goalie:
Corey Crawford (Chicago Blackhawks) - 1,099,504 votes

2015 All Stars - Team Toews:
Team Captain: Jonathan Toews - Chicago Blackhawks
Coach: Peter Laviolette - Nashville Predators

    2015 All Stars - Team Foligno:
    Team Captain: Nick Foligno - Columbus Blue Jackets
    Coaches: Darryl Sutter - Los Angeles Kings

    Full All-Star Game Rosters

    Facts:
    To select the teams, fans vote for three forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie without regard to the Conference.

    The NHL Hockey Operations Dept. selects the remaining 36 hockey All-Stars.

    Two captains are chosen by the 42 NHL All-Stars themselves.

    The captains select the remaining members to their respective teams in a fantasy draft event. A coin flip decides which captain selects first.

    Since 2006, the All-Star Game has been canceled in years that the Winter Olympics were also being held.

    Timeline:
    October 13, 1947 -
    The first NHL All-Star Game is played in Toronto, Canada. The defending Stanley Cup team played a selection of players from the league's other teams.

    1966-1967 - The All-Star Game is moved from the start of the season to mid-season.

    1968 - The last year that the defending Stanley Cup team played against a selection of All-Stars.

    1979 - The All-Star Game is replaced with a game pitting NHL stars against players from the Soviet Union. This happens again in 1987.

    1995 - The All-Star Game is canceled due to a labor dispute.

    1998 - The format of the All-Star Game is changed again. North American stars play against a group of all-stars from around the world. This format lasts for five years.

    2005 - The All-Star Game is canceled due to a labor dispute.

    2006, 2010, 2014 - No All-Star Game due to the Winter Olympics.

    2011 - The format of the All-Star Game changes from a conference vs. conference format to a fantasy draft format.

    2013 - The All Star game is canceled due to a labor dispute.