Nashville Predators: Remembering the Franchise’s Best All-Star Selections

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Pardators pose prior to during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Pardators pose prior to during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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MONTREAL – JANUARY 23: Shea Weber poses for a portrait during the 2009 NHL Live Western/Eastern Conference All-Stars Media Availability at the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Hotel on January 23, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
MONTREAL – JANUARY 23: Shea Weber poses for a portrait during the 2009 NHL Live Western/Eastern Conference All-Stars Media Availability at the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Hotel on January 23, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /

In comes Shea Weber

Arguable still the greatest Nashville Predator of all time, Shea Weber crashed the party for the All-Star game in what would be the first of several in his career.

Weber wouldn’t record a point in the game, but it was still so cool to see a young player like he was make the All-Star game. We all knew we had a special player at that early point in his career.

The East would beat the West 12-11 after going to a shootout. None other than Alexander Ovechkin would score the game-winning shootout goal to get the victory for the East.

It’s also worth noting that Pekka Rinne participated in the YoungStars game which was rookies against sophomores. He would make 20 saves and represent the Predators in a big way as his future was obviously bright.