Monday, January 26, 2009

Dany Heatley competes at the NHL All Star Game

Over the weekend former Badger legend Dany Heatley competed in the 2009 NHL All Star Game that took place in historic Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

It marked the third time that Heatley took the ice in an NHL All Star Game, (2003, 2007 were the others) and the fourth time that he had been selected to attend. (He missed 2008 with a shoulder injury)

What would an NHL All Star game be without at least 1 goal by Heater? Dany tied the game up at 9-9, 2:17 into the third period. Heatley now has 8 career All Star game points. (6-2-8)

Heatley won the 2003 All Star game MVP when he recorded a remarkable (and record tying) 4 goals. Forever quotable Jeremy Roenick had this to say about the youngster, "Twenty-two years old? You're not supposed to be able to pull moves like that at 22. My goodness."

Dany is currently leading a surprisingly bad Senators team in scoring with 43 points in 44 games. There have even been trade rumors surrounding members of the potent "CASH" line of Heatley, Daniel Alfredson, and Jason Spezza.

The Senators hit the ice for the first time since the break Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devil in what will be a premier match up in terms of former WCHA players. The University of Wisconsin will be represented by Heatley and freshly named starting goaltender Brian Elliott. They also feature North Dakota defenseman Brian Lee. Lee will be facing former North Dakota standouts Travis Zajac and Zach Parise (2009 Eastern Conference All Star) who are having great years for the New Jersey Devils.

(Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)