As the lockout dragged on, more NHL players joined European teams. Earlier we gave you our first-team honorees.
Here are our second and third NHL refugee all-star teams – and some honorable mentions -- for players toiling overseas:
W – Jaromir Jagr, Rytiri Kladno, Czech Republic: A minor groin strain slowed this would-be Dallas Stars newcomer for a spell, but he has 18 goals and 23 assists in his first 27 games back home.
W – Ilya Kovalchuk, SKA St. Petersburg, Russia: He started quickly to earn the KHL’s player-of-the-month honors in October. The New Jersey Devils star has scored 14 goals and 20 assists in his first 29 games.
C – John Tavares, SC Bern, Switzerland: In 25 games he has scored 16 goals and added 23 assists. The Spengler Cup Tournament gave him a taste of international play. “You can really feel the mystique of this tournament,” Tavares told reporters. “The history, the crowds . . .”
D – Marek Zidlicky, Rytiri Kladno, Czech Republic: Jaromir Jagr’s teammate-for-now has three goals and 22 assists in 25 games.
D – Sergei Gonchar, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Russia: In 32 games he has three goals and 20 assists. Penguins have taken note and may make a trade pitch for him.
GT -- Semyon Varlamov, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Russia: He had three shutouts in his first 14 games while posting a 1.56 goals-against average and .952 save percentage. The Colorado Avalanche hope to see similar form should the NHL resume playing.
W – Henrik Zetterberg, EV Zug, Switzerland: The veteran Detroit Red Wing has scored 13 goals and added 16 assists in his first 20 games.
W – Ales Hemsky, HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice, Czech Republic: He has always been a pass-first player for the Edmonton Oilers. But in his 25 games overseas this season he scored 14 goals and added 17 assists.
C – Tomas Plekanec, Rytiri Kladno, Czech Republic: Playing with Jagr sure is fun! He has 20 goals and 22 assists in his first 28 games. He seldom scores like that for the Montreal Canadiens.
D - Victor Hedman, Barys Astana, Russia: The super-sized Tampa Bay Lightning youngster flashed his puck-moving skills while earning 18 assists (to go with one goal) in his first 26 games.
D – Mark Streit, SC Bern, Switzerland: In his first 29 games the New York Islanders star scored seven goals and added 18 assists.
GT – Tuukka Rask. HC Skoda Plzen, Czech Republic: If the NHL resumes, he will assume the starting role for the Boston Bruins. He sharpened up those skills while earning one shutout in his first 17 games with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
W – Chris Stewart, ETC Crimmitschau, Germany: In 15 games he scored 6 goals and added 14 assists. Earlier the St. Louis Blues power forward played five games (earning one assist) for Bili Tygri Liberec in the Czech Republic.
C – Pavel Datsyuk, CSKA Moskva, Russia: In his first 27 games the Detroit Red Wing has nine goals and 23 assists.
C – Nicklas Backstrom, Dynamo Moskva, Russia: In his first 18 games the No. 1 Washington Capitals center has 10 goals and 15 assists.
C—Jason Spezza, Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, Switzerland: In his first 28 games the New York Islander has nine goals and 21 assists.
C – Joe Thornton, HC Davos, Switzerland: He drives San Jose Sharks fans crazy by refusing to shoot more pucks on goal. In first 30 games overseas this season he scored 8 goals and added 23 assists.
C -- Daniel Briere, Eisbären Berlin, Germany: Could he enjoy a bounce-back season for the Philadelphia Flyers? Maybe. He scored seven goals and added 23 assists in his first 19 games.
C – David Krejci, HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice, Czech Republic: In 22 games this would-be Boston Bruins center scored 14 goals and added 11 assists.
D – Lubomir Visnovsky, HC Slovan Bratislava, Russia: In 26 games he scored six goals and added eight assists.
GT -- Cory Schneider, Ambri-Piotta, Switzerland: In his first seven games he posted a 2.82 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. The potential Vancouver Canucks starter is playing in the Spengler Cup with Fribourg Gotteron.