I’m not sure it’s possible to have a better 365 day stretch than Cale Makar has had.
That’s why he’s Superman, after all.
Cale Makar was selected by the NHL to his second straight All-Star game on Thursday evening.
Big surprise, right?
Per the Avalanche’s release, Makar, 24, is just the third defenseman in franchise history to be named to the NHL All-Star Game in consecutive seasons, joining Sandis Ozolinsh (1996-97 and 1997-98) and Rob Blake (three straight, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04).
Makar currently leads the Avalanche defense in scoring, with 34 points in 36 games, including nine goals. He ranks third on the team in points, behind only Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.
This caps off quite the 365 day stretch for Makar. All-Star game last year, Norris Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Stanley Cup, and another All-Star game. His trophy room is going to be full before he’s even hit 25.
It’s possible the Avalanche end up with another player at the All-Star game, which will take place Feb. 3-4 in Sunrise, Florida.
The three remaining players per division (two skaters, one goalie), will be selected as part of the 2023 Honda All-Star Fan Vote presented by Guaranteed Rate, which will begin at 9 p.m. ET tonight and run through Jan. 17.
That means Mikko Rantanen, the teams leading scorer and MVP to date this year, has a chance to get in via fan vote.
Makar and the Avalanche will be in Vancouver tonight to take on the Canucks, as they try to end their four game losing streak.