A look back at NY Islanders defenseman named to the All-Star Game the last 20 years

2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game
2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game / Ethan Miller/GettyImages
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Update: Mathew Barzal was named the Islanders All-Star. D Noah Dobson can be selected through the fan vote

The National Hockey League is set to announce the 32 initial players to participate at the 2024 All-Star Game in Toronto next month. After the announcement, another fan vote will be held from Jan. 13-18 to select 12 additional participants.

The New York Islanders have several worthy candidates this season, including two-time All-Star Mathew Barzal, who leads the team with 37 points, and Brock Nelson, the team's leading scorer. Nelson, who won the accuracy competition last year, has 17 goals this season. Another All-Star last year, Bo Horvat, has 14 goals and 21 assists in his first full Islanders season.

Dec 31, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson (8) takes
Dec 31, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson (8) takes / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

However, it would be an unfortunate if Noah Dobson wasn't named an All-Star. The young defenseman, who turns 24 on Jan. 7, leads the team with 30 assists and, more impressively, has turned into a workhorse with the team missing defenseman Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock for an extended period of time. Dobson, who has been quarterbacking the team's much-improved power play, is averaging 25:53 TOI, second in the league only to the King's Drew Doughty, and has surpassed the 25-minute mark in 18 straight games.

Here is a look at past Islanders defensemen to appear in the All-Star Game over the last 20 years.