The NHL revealed that winger Patrick Kane will be the lone player from the Blackhawks on this year's squad.
Still, the fact that Hanifin would be picked as an All-Star remains baffling to anyone who actually pays attention to this team, especially after Tyler Johnson stole his soul on the game-winner in Tuesday night's loss in Tampa Bay, but that's all part of an All-Star selection process that's flawed to say the least and, in the end, pretty inconsequential anyway.
The All-Star Game, which will feature a 3-on-3 tournament, takes place on January 28 and will air on NBC. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman was named a Second-Team NHL All-Star following both the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons.
Pietrangelo, 27, has 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) and a +12 rating through 42 games this season.
For the third straight season, the All-Star game features a three-game 3-on-3 tournament between the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific Divisions. Overall, Pietrangelo has accumulated 332 points (72 goals, 260 assists) and a plus-71 rating in 580 career regular season games. He's also known for making a splash on the red carpet, either at the all-star game or the NHL Awards show.
Burns, 32, is tied with Logan Couture for the Sharks' team lead with 30 points, as he's tied for sixth in scoring among all National Hockey League defensemen. Burns managed to score just eight points, all assists, in his first 20 games, even as he pumped 84 shots on goal.
The All-Star Game uses a 3-on-3 format, with teams from each of the six divisions. He was tied with Schenn for the team lead in points (44) this season.