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Lupul to appear in YoungStars game!

Joffrey Lupul in 2004 YoungStars game!

-taken from Mighty Ducks newsletter 02/04/04-

"ANAHEIM, Calif. - The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Mighty Ducks of Anaheim right wing Joffrey Lupul has been named to the 2004 NHL YoungStars Game presented by Upper Deck.

Lupul is currently appearing in his first NHL season, and has earned 7-13=20 points in 42 NHL games this season. Among NHL rookie leaders, he currently ranks tied for fifth in assists (12), tied for seventh in points (18) and tied for 10th in goals. He currently ranks tied for fifth on the Mighty Ducks roster in points and sixth in assists.

As Part of NHL All-Star Weekend, the YoungStars Game showcases the NHL's finest young talent and takes place Saturday, Feb. 7 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The NHL All-Star Game takes place the following day, Sunday, Feb. 8. The Saturday night events (also the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills Competition) will be telecast live at 8 p.m., ET, by ESPN in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada. NHL Radio also will broadcast the All-Star Saturday events.

The Anaheim winger is set to become the second Ducks player in as many seasons to appear in the game, following Stanislav Chistov who played in 2003.

A 6-1, 200-pound forward, Lupul was drafted by Anaheim in the first round (7th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. The Edmonton, Alberta, native played three seasons in the Western Hockey League with Medicine Hat and signed a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim on Nov. 13, 2002.
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