Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith All-Stars
"It's amazing," Toews said. "I have the fans to thank. It's tough to think I would be there otherwise if it wasn't for the fan voting, so I have the fans to thank for that. I'll try not to disappoint. I'm not getting carried away with the thought because there are a bunch of guys in here that could be doing that."
It's the second All-Star appearance for both players, who are among six players voted in by fans. The other include the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury.
Crosby was the leading vote-getter with 635,509 total votes, followed by Toews' 407,676 and Malkin's 376,887. Letang was the top-voted defenseman with 477,960 total votes. Keith received 382,162 votes.
"It's always special to be recognized by the fans," Keith said. "When you're growing up as a kid you want to be recognized by the fans as a player they admire and for me it's important."
After missing two games with a right shoulder injury, Toews scored the winning goal off his own skate in the third period of the Blackhawks' 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, snapping a three-game skid.
The rest of the All-Star teams will be announced on Jan. 11. The NHL All-Star Game is Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C.
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
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