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All Star Numbers

01/20/2023 at 6:59pm EST

via the NHL PR department,

* Thirty-one forwards, eight goaltenders and five defensemen were selected.

* Career All-Star Appearances by Division (incl. 2023): Atlantic (31), Pacific (30), Metropolitan (29), Central (28).

* 15 players are set to make their first career appearance in an NHL All-Star Game (Metropolitan: 7; Pacific: 4; Atlantic: 2; Central: 2). Five of the eight goaltenders are set to make their All-Star Game debut.

* For the first time since 2015 and ninth time in League history, three rookies will play in the NHL All-Star Game. Kraken forward Matty Beniers and Golden Knights goaltender Logan Thompson were in the original group of 32 announced Jan. 5 and Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner was voted in by fans.

* This will be the first NHL All-Star Game to feature multiple rookie goaltenders. A list of all rookie goaltenders to play in the All-Star Game is below.

* 22 team leaders in points, 20 team leaders in assists and 17 team leaders in goals are represented. Eight players selected lead their club in goals, assists and points.

* The 44 players selected represent 6,626 goals, 9,861 assists, 16,487 points and 19,705 games (including 34 assists and 1,590 games by goaltenders).

* 18 of the 44 players selected have won at least one individual NHL Award, with the group accounting for 14 Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophies, 12 Ted Lindsay Awards, 10 Hart Trophies, 9 Art Ross Trophies, 7 Calder Trophies, 5 Conn Smythe Trophies, 4 Norris Trophies, 3 Vezina Trophies and 2 Lady Byng Trophies. Separately, nine players have won the Stanley Cup at least once, for a combined 13 total championships.

* The 2023 showcase will be the first NHL All-Star Game to feature three head coaches representing a team with whom they are in their first season.

* Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.) will become the first Florida-born player to skate in multiple NHL All-Star Games (also 2022). He and brother Quinn Hughes (2020) are the only Florida-born players ever to skate in the event. Hughes is one of 16 U.S.-born players among the 44 selections for 2023, with Arizona (3) and California (2; tied) carrying the highest representation of any state.

2016 – The last year an NHL All-Star Game featured both a rookie skater and a rookie goaltender. Forward Matty Beniers (SEA) and goaltenders Logan Thompson (VGK) and Stuart Skinner (EDM) all are set to represent the Pacific Division, which will make them the first such combination since forward Dylan Larkin (Atlantic) and goaltender John Gibson (Pacific) seven years ago. Overall, 2023 will be the 12th NHL All-Star Game – and second in the past 40 years – to feature at least one rookie skater and one rookie goaltender.

2015 – The last year an NHL All-Star Game featured at least three rookies, with forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Filip Forsberg joining defenseman Aaron Ekblad on Team Toews at the event in Columbus. This will be the ninth year the event includes at least three rookies, with 2015 (3), 1985 (3), 1980 (3), 1978 (3), 1971 (4), 1956 (5), 1954 (3) and 1949 (3) being the others.

2012 – The last year brothers played on the same team during an NHL All-Star Game, with Brady and Matthew Tkachuk (Atlantic Division) set to be the first to do so since Daniel and Henrik Sedin skated with Team Alfredsson in 2012. Overall, 10 sets of brothers have played with the same team during an NHL All-Star Game.

151 – Number of different players who have skated in an NHL All-Star Game under the 3-on-3 format, which was introduced in 2016 (123 skaters and 28 goaltenders; entering 2023).

41 – Years since an NHL All-Star Game featured both a rookie skater and rookie goaltender on the same All-Star team. Should they all suit up for the Pacific Division on Feb. 4, forward Matty Beniers and goaltenders Logan Thompson and Stuart Skinner would be the first such teammates since Dale Hawerchuk and Grant Fuhr played for the Campbell Conference All-Stars in 1982 at The Capital Centre in Landover, Md.

37 – Age of Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan; 37 years, 140 days on Feb. 4, 2023), the oldest player among the 44 selections. In 2022, Joe Pavelski (37 years, 209 days) played for the Central Division and became the oldest to skate in an NHL All-Star Game since Jaromir Jagr in 2016 (43 years, 350 days).

25.3 – Average age of the 11-player Atlantic Division roster, the youngest of the four (Pacific: 25.6; Central: 26.0; Metropolitan: 28.1).

23 – Number of hat tricks scored during an NHL All-Star Game – 17 under the 5-on-5 format (60 GP) and six under the 3-on-3 format (18 GP, 20 minutes each).

20 – Age of Matty Beniers (Pacific; 20 years, 91 days on Feb. 4, 2023), the youngest player among the 44 selections. Beniers is set to become the youngest rookie to skate in the event since 2019 when defenseman Miro Heiskanen (19 years, 192 days) and forward Elias Pettersson (20 years, 75 days) represented the Central and Pacific Division, respectively.

16 – Most goals by both teams in an NHL All-Star Game under the 3-on-3 format, achieved by the Metropolitan (10) and Atlantic Division (6) during the second semifinal in 2017 in Los Angeles.

15 – Players among the 44 selections for 2023 who have yet to play in an NHL All-Star Game. In 2022, a total of 21 players skated in their first NHL All-Star Game – the most under the 3-on-3 format and tied for the third-most in any year, excluding the inaugural event in 1947 (25 in 1981, 22 in 2011 and 21 in 1980).

13 – Number of different players to skate in an NHL All-Star Game before their 21st birthday since the 3-on-3 format was introduced in 2016, with at least one represented each year over that span: Auston Matthews (2017 & 2018), Brock Boeser (2018), Aaron Ekblad (2016), Miro Heiskanen (2019), Jack Hughes (2022), QuinnHughes (2020), Clayton Keller (2019), Patrik Laine (2017), Dylan Larkin (2016), Connor McDavid (2017), EliasPettersson (2019), Brady Tkachuk (2020) and Zach Werenski (2018).

13 – Most career All-Star points under the 3-on-3 format, a mark held by Connor McDavid. Only 15 players in NHL history have 14+ career All-Star points under any format, with fellow 2023 All-Stars Alex Ovechkin (7-8—15 in 7 appearances) and Johnny Gaudreau (5-9—14 in 6 appearances) among them.

11 – Number of states represented in the 16 U.S.-born players among the 44 selections. Arizona leads with three (Tage Thompson, Matthew Tkachuk & BradyTkachuk), followed by California (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Colorado (1), Florida (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1) and Texas (1).

10 – Most goals by one team in an NHL All-Star Game under the 3-on-3 format, which has occurred five times (most recently by the Pacific Division during the second semifinal in 2020 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis).

9 – Number of Florida-born players who have appeared in an NHL game this season (all skaters, through Jan. 19), including 2023 All-Star forward Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.). That is the second-highest total in League history behind the 11 who played in 2021-22 (again, all skaters).

8 – Most career 20-minute games played by any player (skater or goaltender) under the 3-on-3 All-Star format (one or two GP per year), a mark shared by Johnny Gaudreau and Connor McDavid. Both were selected to the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game.

7 – Most career All-Star goals under any format by a player named among the 44 selections, with Alex Ovechkin holding that mark (5 at 5-on-5, 2 at 3-on-3). Only 12 other players have as many total All-Star goals in their career, including three active players (Patrick Kane: 9; John Tavares: 8; and Claude Giroux: 8).

7 – Most career games played by a goaltender under the 3-on-3 All-Star format (one or two GP per year), a mark held by Braden Holtby and set to be tied – and maybe surpassed – by 2023 All-Star Andrei Vasilevskiy (6). To date, all goaltenders have played one of two 10-minute periods in each 20-minute game.

6 – Number of players named the 44 selections for 2023 who were either undrafted (Artemi Panarin and LoganThompson) or picked in the fifth round or later at the NHL Draft (skaters Kirill Kaprizov and Troy Terry, along with goaltenders Connor Hellebuyck and Linus Ullmark).

6 – Most career All-Star goals under the 3-on-3 format, a mark shared by Sidney Crosby and Cam Atkinson.

5 – Most points by a player in one 20-minute game under the 3-on-3 All-Star format; Mathew Barzal and Sidney Crosby each had 2-3—5 for the Metropolitan Division during the 2019 Final at SAP Center in San Jose.

5 – Most years playing in the NHL All-Star Game under the 3-on-3 format, a mark shared by three skaters (Johnny Gaudreau, Connor McDavid & Patrick Kane) and one goaltender (Braden Holtby). McDavid and Gaudreau both are among the 44 selections for 2023.

4 – Most goals by a player in one 20-minute game under the 3-on-3 format, achieved by Tomas Hertl with the Pacific Division during the second semifinal in 2020 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

4 – Most assists by a player in one 20-minute game under the 3-on-3 format, first achieved by Connor McDavid with the Pacific Division during the first semifinal in 2018 at Amalie Arena in Tampa and then by Tyler Bertuzzi with the Atlantic Division during the first semifinal in 2020 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

3 – Players that have dressed in at least one NHL All-Star Game after playing for a Canadian university. Golden Knights rookie Logan Thompson (Pacific Division), who played for Brock University in 2018-19, is set to become the first goaltender to do so, following forwards Al MacAdam (1976 & 1977 ASG; University of Prince Edward Island), Paul MacLean (1985 ASG; Dalhousie University) and Mike Ridley (1989 ASG; University of Manitoba).

2 – Most NHL All-Star Game titles by a player under the 3-on-3 format (12 skaters & 1 goaltender). Four players among the 44 selections for 2023 are among this group: Sidney Crosby and Johnny Gaudreau of the Metropolitan Division; Connor McDavid of the Pacific Division; and Seth Jones of the Central Division.

0 – Number of NHL All-Star Games to feature multiple rookie goaltenders, with 2023 set to be the first.

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