Vincent Trocheck to represent Rangers at 2024 NHL All-Star Game

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In the midst of an All-Star season, Vincent Trocheck is now officially an NHL All-Star. The New York Rangers center was added to the roster for the 2024 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto on Monday.

Trocheck and Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor replace injured forwards Connor Bedard of the Chicago Blackhawks and Jack Eichel of the Vegas Golden Knights.

It’s a well-deserved honor for Trocheck, who’s on pace to set an NHL career-high in points. The 30-year-old is tied for second on the Rangers with 44 points and 29 assists. His nine power-play goals are tied for the team lead with Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider.

Trocheck established NHL career highs with 31 goals, 44 assists and 75 points in 2017-18 with the Florida Panthers. He had 64 points (22 goals, 42 assists) last season with the Rangers, his second-highest total.

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Vincent Trocheck to represent Rangers at 2024 NHL All-Star Game

A bottom-six center to begin the 2023-24 campaign, Trocheck replaced Filip Chytil on the second line when Chytil sustained an upper-body injury just 10 games into the season. He has 40 points in 36 games since being moved up in the lineup, centering Panarin and Alexis Lafreniere.

Trocheck has scored numerous big goals this season, including three game-winners. On Sunday, he started the Rangers comeback from 2-0 down with his 15th goal in a 5-2 road win at the Anaheim Ducks.

The talented veteran has not only impressed on the score sheet this season. Trocheck is a valuable two-way player, equally diligent in his own end of the ice. And he’s tops in the NHL winning 62.0 percent of his faceoffs (minimum 650 faceoffs).

It’s the second All-Star appearance for the 11-year veteran. Trocheck represented the Panthers in 2017 and had four points (one goal, three assists) for Team Atlantic.

Trocheck will join Rangers teammate Igor Shesterkin in Toronto for the All-Star festivities that run from Feb. 1-3.

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