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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NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 31: (L-R) Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators look on during warm-up prior to the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 31: (L-R) Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, James Neal #18 and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators look on during warm-up prior to the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The All-Star Game comes to Music City

Easily the most memorable All-Star game if you’re a Predators fan. The game was held in Nashville and it was an incredible event that the city put on. No one had ever seen such an outdoor party like what the city of Nashville accomplished.

As for game itself and who was selected, the Nashville Predators had four players selected. Roman Josi got his first All-Star selection and was joined by James Neal, Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber.

This was the first time the NHL went with the 3-on-3 tournament with the divisions. I personally love this format and hope they never change it as the action is intense and it gives you more of a rooting interest to cheer for your division.

Josi would also compete in the Fastest Skater competition and Neal would compete in the Breakaway Challenge. However, Weber would take home the honors of winning one of these events as he recorded the hardest shot at 108.1 MPH.

The Central Division would lose in their first game to the Pacific Division, which would go onto win the whole thing. The great and inspiring story of John Scott would highlight the entire event as he was voted in by the fans and got MVP honors.