Originally created 12/18/97

Jagr, Hasek are world all-star leaders



NEW YORK -- Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dominik Hasek of the Buffalo Sabres, both natives of the Czech Republic, are the leading vote-getters for the world team in All-Star game balloting announced by the NHL Wednesday.

Jagr has received 332,364 votes to lead all wings on the world team. Hasek, last season's NHL MVP, leads the goaltenders with 293,441.

Finland's Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, with 265,089 votes, is the leader for the second starting wing position. The leading center is Sweden's Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche with 235,978.

On defense, Sandis Ozolinsh of Latvia and Colorado is the leader with 228,757 votes, followed by Viacheslav Fetisov of Russia and the Detroit Red Wings with 181,306.

Top NHL players from the United States and Canada will face an international team of All-Stars Jan. 18 at Vancouver.