Highlighting the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook are three new events, two of which will feature NHL All-Stars displaying their skills in outdoor environments that typify the distinctive appeal and character of the State of Florida. The Enterprise NHL Splash Shot™ will situate All-Stars on the picturesque beach of Fort Lauderdale, and the Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck™ challenges All-Stars to combine their hockey and links skills on an iconic Sunshine State golf hole. Also new this year is an innovative netminding skills test, the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem™.
Four events return for this year’s edition of the NHL All-Star Skills™: Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater™, GEICO NHL Hardest Shot™, Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge™, and Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™.
The individual winner of each event of the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook will earn $30,000.
As the NHL’s best players compete during NHL All-Star Skills™, DraftKings customers can test their hockey knowledge on Feb. 3 with a $2,000 free-to-play pool available nationally and in select Canadian markets by visiting: https://sportsbook.draftkings.com/pools. The pool will be available shortly after 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ player assignments are finalized.
Joining in the fun for the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook are five elite women’s hockey players. Team USA stars Alex Carpenter and Hilary Knight, along with Team Canada luminaries Emily Clark, Rebecca Johnston and Sarah Nurse, will all be taking part. Hockey Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo will participate as celebrity goaltender for the Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge™.
Special guests will serve as judges for the Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge, including actors Adam DiMarco and Dylan Playfair, of HBO’s The White Lotus and Hulu’s Letterkenny, respectively. Joining them on the judges’ panel will be top professional tennis player Victoria Azarenka and WWE superstars Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins, known as the tag team The Street Profits.
Player assignments for all seven events of the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook are listed below.
- Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater™
- Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge™
- Discover NHL Tendy Tandem™
- Enterprise NHL Splash Shot™
- Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™
- Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck™
- GEICO NHL Hardest Shot™
Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater™
Dylan Larkin, DET
Kirill Kaprizov, MIN
Cale Makar, COL
Chandler Stephenson, VGK
Andrei Svechnikov, CAR
Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge™
Celebrity goaltender: Roberto Luongo
Mitchell Marner, TOR
Alex Ovechkin, WSH/Sidney Crosby, PIT (teaming up)
David Pastrnak, BOS
Matthew Tkachuk, FLA
Discover NHL Tendy Tandem™
Eight goaltenders will participate in this event, with one goalie from each division designated the shooting goalie and one the in-net goalie. The shooting goalies will earn points based on the accuracy of their shots at the net, and the in-net goalies will face rushes of three, two or one player(s), based on the number of points earned by the shooting goalie in their tandem.
Shooters: Alex Carpenter, Hilary Knight, Emily Clark, Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse
Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
Juuse Saros, NSH
Igor Shesterkin, NYR
Stuart Skinner, EDM
Ilya Sorokin, NYI
Logan Thompson, VGK
Linus Ullmark, BOS
Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
Enterprise NHL Splash Shot™
Competition takes place on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The ocean spray, breeze and sand add to the challenge of this exceptional Skills event, as four pairs of players fire at targets to attempt to dunk their opponents.
Sidney Crosby, PIT
Nathan MacKinnon, COL
Mikko Rantanen, COL
Cale Makar, COL
Igor Shesterkin, NYR
Adam Fox, NYR
Brady Tkachuk, OTT
Matthew Tkachuk, FLA
Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™
Aleksander Barkov, FLA
Leon Draisaitl, EDM
Kevin Hayes, PHI
Jack Hughes, NJD
Nazem Kadri, CGY
Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Connor McDavid, EDM
Brock Nelson, NYI
Artemi Panarin, NYR
Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck™
Using a combination of hockey and golf shots, four NHL All-Stars will play a par 4 featuring an island green. Lowest score wins the Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck.
Johnny Gaudreau, CBJ
Clayton Keller, ARI
Jason Robertson, DAL
Nick Suzuki, MTL
GEICO NHL Hardest Shot™
Rasmus Dahlin, BUF
Seth Jones, CHI
Josh Morrissey, WPG
Alex Ovechkin, WSH
Elias Pettersson, VAN
Notes for all 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook Events:
Prior to the event, the NHL Department of Player Safety will determine the players participating in each event and the order of participation. Number of players in each event is subject to change. The referee shall make all necessary rulings regarding the skills events.
The National Hockey League has also launched 2023 BioSteelNHL Fan Skills at Home™, a fan-focused Instagram and TikTok campaign that will end Thursday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. ET. 2023 BioSteel NHL Fan Skills at Home™ will take over Instagram and TikTok as a social media celebration of the most creative and talented fans in all of hockey.
2023 BioSteel NHL Fan Skills at Home™ directs fans, or legal guardians of fans who are minors, to submit videos of themselves performing hockey skills of all levels in any one of five categories – Shootout Move, Accuracy, Celly, Trick Shot, and Stickhandling. Instagram and TikTok feeds will fill with videos of fans shooting pucks through their living rooms and dangling across driveways, and other fun videos.
To submit videos, fans should visit NHL.com/FanSkills. Multiple submissions are allowed. A select number of fans who share videos may have their videos reposted by the NHL and BioSteel. A select number of fans whose videos are curated by the NHL may be named to the BioSteel NHL Fan Skills™ Class of 2023 in February. For more information, fans can visit https://www.nhl.com/fans/fan-skills-at-home.
Seven content creators (Pavel Barber, Zac Bell, Coach Jeremy, Nasher, Nick the Goalie, Pete Lenes and Kane Van Gate) will also travel to Sunrise, Florida for 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend to appear on-ice and behind the scenes in videos that promote 2023 BioSteel NHL Fan Skills at Home™ and tune-in for 2023 NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings Sportsbook.
The League’s regular-season schedule will pause from Feb. 2-5 when the world’s top players gather in South Florida for the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at FLA Live Arena. The midseason showcase will include the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday, Feb. 3 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN+, Sportsnet, TVAS), and the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 4 (3 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN+, CBC, Sportsnet, TVAS).
For the latest event details, visit NHL.com/allstar or sign up here and follow @NHL and @PR_NHL. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
Once again, the 2023 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, showcasing teams from each NHL division.
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This is funny...and a lot more prescient than most realize!
Ugh, I've been waiting 7 years and still no Larkin-McDavid fastest skater rematch?
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