Rap superstar Drake will perform at this weekend's NHL All-Star game at Scotiabank Place.

Drake, a Grammy Award-nominated rapper and Toronto native, will be joined by rapper Outasight and Javier Colon, winner of reality talent show "The Voice."

Drake will perform during the second intermission of the game.

"I think it's amazing," said one woman. "He's a Canadian artist, he's internationally renownded, he's a great musician and it's a good thing for Ottawa, right?!"

The rapper recently released his second studio album, Take Care. His first album, Thank Me Later, debuted at number one on the Billboad Chart in 2010.

Some of his most popular tracks include, "Best I Ever Had," "Over," and "Find Your Love." He was featured on Rihanna's popular single, "What's My Name."

Drake's performance adds some celebrity buzz to the All-Star weekend, especially for people who aren't hockey fans.

"I'm not a hockey fan, but I'd go for Drake," said one woman.

While Drake will be in Ottawa for the event, some of the NHL's biggest stars won't.

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has decided he won't participate in the game because of a three-game suspension handed to him by the NHL earlier this week.

"My heart is not there. I got suspended so why do I have to go there," Ovechkin said. "I love the game, it's a great event. I'd love to be there but I'm suspended ... If I'm suspended, I have to be suspended."

Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Black Hawks is also out due to an injury. Sidney Crosby will be absent as well as he continues to recover from a concussion.

"Seeing as he's almost the closest thing to Wayne Gretzky," said one man. "That's obviously upsetting."

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Vanessa Lee and files from the Canadian Press