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Ryan McDonagh headed to NHL All-Star weekend for Rangers

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh skates with

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of a game at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Captain Ryan McDonagh on Wednesday was named to represent the Rangers at the NHL All-Star tournament, which will be held in Nashville on Jan. 30-31.

It will be the first All-Star appearance for the defenseman, who was selected for the 11-man Metropolitan Division team. The division teams are playing in a 3-on-3 tournament rather than a game for the first time.

McDonagh, 26, was born in Minnesota and is a former U.S. Olympian. He has five goals and 12 assists this season for the Rangers.

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