Detroit Red Wings sending Dylan Larkin to 2021-22 All-Star Game

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The National Hockey League has announced who it will send to Las Vegas for the 2021-22 All-Star Game. The Detroit Red Wings have one lone member representing the team in this year’s festivities.

With each of the 32 NHL teams needing to send a representative to Vegas, Dylan Larkin will go for the Detroit Red Wings. Last year, there were no festivities due to the pandemic and the worry of a possible outbreak.

The last time there was an All-Star Game was when the Red Wings sent Tyler Bertuzzi to the event. On the flipside, in 2020-21, Dylan Larkin was not looking to participate and made that very clear.

But in 2021-22, Larkin will be headed to Vegas to represent Hockeytown and possibly participate in the NHL All-Star Skills competition as well. Larkin has grown into this captaincy, so this will be an opportunity for him to show his stuff in front of all the league’s fans.

Dylan Larkin to represent Detroit Red Wings at 2021-22 NHL All-Star Game.

The rest of the rosters can be found here on the NHL’s website for those looking to see who else was included. But when it comes to Larkin, he will be on the Atlantic Division’s roster who will be looking to turn some heads with quite the amount of talent.

Larkin’s team is captained by Auston Matthews and features a wealth of talent and some younger players coming into their own. Larkin deserves the nod for the all-star nomination, that’s for sure.

In 32 games played for the Red Wings, Larkin has logged 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 total points throughout the 2021-22 season. He’s missed time here and there, but he’s been money for the Red Wings organization when he is on the ice.

His performance has earned him the chance to head to Vegas and showcase his stuff alongside the league’s best.

Larkin is the lone member who will be at the festivities to represent the Red Wings, but that could change. Lucas Raymond is up for the “Last Man In” nomination and needs as many votes as possible.

It would be awesome to see Raymond head to Vegas alongside Larkin in his rookie season. A great honor for the youngster who has been snubbed from a lot of the early looks at the Calder Trophy from sportswriters around the hockey world.

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Getting the Swedish youngster to Vegas for an all-star nomination may not matter all that much, but the fans can do it by coming together and voting.