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:

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

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

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

    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.

    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.