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Evgeni Malkin selected 5th overall in NHL All-Star Player Draft

Evgeni Malkin (26G-32A-58PTS) the NHL’s leading scorer was selected 5th overall by Team Chara (3rd pick) in the NHL All Star player draft. Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk went 1st overall, selected by Team Chara. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson went 2nd overall (Team Alfredsson). Malkin’s teammate Kris Letang went 10th overall in the 5th round to Team Alfredsson, giving the Penguins two players selected among the top-10 picks. James Neal, the NHL’s second leading goal scorer with 27 goals, went to Team Alfredsson with the 28th overall pick in the 14th round.

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