Friday, January 28, 2011
Richards, Eriksson to play on Team Lidstrom
By Mark Stepneski
Dallas Stars forwards Brad Richards and Loui Eriksson will be teammates at the NHL All-Star game on Sunday as members of Team Lidstrom.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the two All-Star captains, took Richards in the 11th round (22nd overall) of the NHL All-Star fantasy draft Friday night in Raleigh. Eriksson was selected in the 17th round (34th overall) .
Carolina's Eric Staal is the other captain and had the first overall pick in the draft. He used that to pick his teammate, Carolina goaltender Cam Ward.
Lidstrom used his first round pick to take Tampa Bay forward Steven Stamkos.
Vancouver's Sedin twins went in the third round. Team Staal took Daniel and Team Lidstrom took Henrik.
Eric Staal took his brother, Marc of the New Rangers, in the seventh round (13th overall).
Toronto's Phil Kessel was the final player taken in the draft, going in the 18th round (36th overall).
The rosters for the game with the order of selection is here.