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Mike Hoffman, Bobby Ryan to Represent Senators at All-Star Game in Columbus

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Forwards Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman have been selected to represent the Senators at the upcoming NHL All-Star game in Columbus

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Today the final selections for the 2015 NHL All-Star game were released and two Senators will be spending a long weekend in Columbus, Ohio:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sens?src=hash">#Sens</a> forwards <a href="https://twitter.com/b_ryan9">@b_ryan9</a> and Mike Hoffman (Rookies) have been selected to participate at NHL All-Star Weekend: <a href="http://t.co/GOCdhkBR9a">http://t.co/GOCdhkBR9a</a></p>&mdash; Ottawa Senators (@Senators) <a href="https://twitter.com/Senators/status/554051523144339456">January 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>WATCH: <a href="https://twitter.com/b_ryan9">@b_ryan9</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/MHoffy68">@MHoffy68</a> react to being selected to participate at NHL All-Star Weekend: <a href="http://t.co/GOCdhkBR9a">http://t.co/GOCdhkBR9a</a> <a href="http://t.co/VxxrAj1Uts">pic.twitter.com/VxxrAj1Uts</a></p>&mdash; Ottawa Senators (@Senators) <a href="https://twitter.com/Senators/status/554052302261481472">January 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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While it's somewhat surprising Senators captain Erik Karlsson, currently leading the team in points (7G, 21A, 28P), wasn't selected, Bobby's attendance illustrates how his game has improved over the past month and a half (12G, 15A, 27P). Every team must be represented during the occasionally-held game, and Ryan will be skating for the Sens in the marquee event. It is Ryan's first All-Star selection.

Hoffman (13G, 7A, 20P) is leading the team in goals and has been selected to participate in the rookie events. Colin Greening (2012) most recently represented the Senators in the same role.