Okposo will represent the Sabres at the NHL All-Star Game

St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko of Russian Federation brings the puck up ice against the Dallas Stars in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on January 7, 2017.

Tarasenko, 25, leads the Blues with 43 points this season, good for fourth overall in the league.

Okposo told Sabres.com "I'm excited". The festivities begin with the opening of the 2017 NHL Fan Fair, including the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, 26; continue with the celebration of the 100 Greatest NHL Players at THE NHL100 on 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition on 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on p.m. PT / NHL.com/AllStar for more information. The game will take on a divisional format for the second straight year. The Pacific Division won previous year. He'll be joining defencemen Shea Weber of the Canadiens and Victor Hedman of the Lightning as the representative for the Atlantic Division.

The NHL announced the 2017 NHL All-Star Game rosters today, which feature one former Eagles: Johnny Gaudreau.

Metropolitan Division: F Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh), F Taylor Hall (New Jersey), F Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh), F Alex Ovechkin (Washington), F Wayne Simmonds (Philadelphia), F John Tavares (New York Islanders), D Justin Faulk (Carolina), D Seth Jones (Columbus), D Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers), G Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus), G Braden Holtby (Washington).

  • Stacy Allen