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Canucks: Another rookie set to dominate the All-Star competition

Any Vancouver Canucks knows all about rookie defenceman Quinn Hughes. He made an instant impact after joining the team as a late call-up last season, and his quarterbacking skills on the power play ultimately stole the number one job from the team veteran, Alex Edler.

If it wasn’t for the incredible play from forward Elias Pettersson, the silky smooth defenceman would have been a sure-thing as an All-Star selection for Vancouver. But with the roster size shrinking in the new three-on-three format and every organization wanting a face to represent their team, Hughes had to find his way to the dance through the back door.