NHL's youngest player an all-star

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Jeff Skinner and Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny have been added to the NHL All-Star roster as injury replacements.

Skinner will play in front of the hometown Carolina fans on Sunday thanks to an 18-goal, 22-assist performance through the first 49 games of his career.

At 18 years, 259 days old, Skinner will be the youngest person ever to play as an All-Star in the contest. Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman had been the youngest, at 18 years, 267 days in 1984.

Stastny has compiled 17 goals and 25 points in 47 games this season. This is the fifth-year center's first All-Star nod.

Defencemen P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Jamie McBain of the Hurricanes were also added to the weekend festivities as rookie replacements to participate in the skills competition Saturday night.


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