(New York) Rick Bowness of the Winnipeg Jets and Rick Tocchet of the Vancouver Canucks will be two of four head coaches at the National Hockey League All-Star Game in Toronto.
The circuit released a press release on Sunday indicating that the head coaches of the teams with the best percentage of points in each section after Saturday’s matches will lead the four all-star teams.
Consequently, Jim Montgomery, of the Boston Bruins, and Peter Laviolette, of the New York Rangers, will also be present.
The Jets (28-10-4) are atop the NHL and Central Division standings at .714. The Canucks (29-11-3) are at .709 in the Pacific, the Bruins (25-8-9) at .702 in the Atlantic and the Rangers (26-13-2) at .659 in the Metropolitan.
Tocchet will be in his second all-star classic as coach. He also appeared four times as a player during his 18-season career.
Bowness will play in his first All-Star Game on February 3.