Patrick Sharp, Patrick Kane All-Stars

Updated: January 11, 2011, 6:03 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp were selected to the Western Conference All-Star team on Tuesday.

They join teammates Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, who were among the first six voted in.

"It's a huge honor," said Sharp, who will play in his first All-Star Game. "I'm proud to go represent the Blackhawks."

Kane, who led the Hawks with 30 goals and 88 points during their Stanley Cup title run last season, has 13 goals and 33 points this season.

"I proved before I can be an All-Star type player, and that's probably why I was selected," said Kane, who's not optimistic he'll get picked by Toews if he's a captain. "If he's the captain, I'm probably the last guy he picks. I'm not really expecting that one.

"When you get that call, it was really exciting to hear. The kind of year I've had so far hasn't been the greatest start in the world, but I'm still excited and it means a lot to be elected in."

Sharp has 25 goals, which is tied for third in the NHL. He is 11th in the NHL with 44 points and tied for third with 10 power play goals. He's on pace to shatter his career high of 36 goals.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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