Edmonton Oilers forward Andrew Cogliano is going to the all-star game.
The 21-year-old is one of 10 sophomores taking part in the annual YoungStars competition -- featuring 10 of the NHL's best rookies against 10 of the league's best sophomores -- on Jan. 24 in Montreal.
This is Cogliano's first appearance in a YoungStars game. He adds his name to a long list of Edmonton players who been invited since the game was added to the all-star festivities in 2001 -- Mike Comrie (2001-02), Ales Hemsky (2002-03, selected but did not play due to injury), Shawn Horcoff (2002-03, replaced Hemsky), Alexei Semenov and Raffi Torres (2003-04), Ladislav Smid (2006-07) and Sam Gagner (2007-08).
This is the first year that sophomores have been added; they're taking on the rookies in the hopes of adding a more competitive element to what has traditionally been a low-intensity line rushes with the rookies.
Cogliano is tied for the team lead in goals (12) and is fifth in scoring with 21 points.