Ten former NCAA Division I men's hockey players will represent their divisions in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition in Nashville on Saturday and Sunday. Between all of them, the men have combined for three NCAA championships, 11 Frozen Fours and 17 tournament appearances.
Let's dive into the college careers for each of the 10 All-Stars.
Cory Schneider, Boston College (2004-07)
Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College (2011-14)
Ben Bishop, Maine (2005-08)
Jonathan Quick, Massachusetts-Amherst (2005-07)
Dylan Larkin, Michigan (2014-15)
John Scott, Michigan Tech (2002-06)
Justin Faulk, Minnesota-Duluth (2010-11)
Jonathan Toews, North Dakota (2005-07)
Joe Pavelski, Wisconsin (2004-06)
The San Jose Sharks captain was an assist machine and led the team in the category during both seasons in Madison. Pavelski had impressive numbers as a freshman with his 16 goals and 29 assists and followed it up the following year with 23 goals and 33 assists. The forward netted six game-winners for the Badgers during the 2005-06 season and assisted on both goals in the 2006 National Championship game against Boston College.
Ryan McDonagh, Wisconsin (2007-2010)
Ryan McDonagh is the current captain for the New York Rangers but his captain days go back to his time at Wisconsin where he played three seasons for the Badgers. McDonagh set up the game-winning goal over RIT in the 2010 Frozen Four to advance the Badgers to the national championship game against Boston College. The defenseman finished his three years with 14 goals, 32 assists and 172 penalty minutes. During his final year, McDonagh had the second best plus-minus rating at +22.