- The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at FLA LIVE Arena.
- The NHL Skills event will be held the day before, Friday, Feb. 3.
The NHL All-Star Weekend is upon us, unofficially marking the midpoint of the 2022-23 regular season. On Feb. 4, the best players in the league will meet in Sunrise, Florida, to represent their respective divisions in the All-Star Game, with the winning team taking home a $1 million prize. The annual All-Star Skills event will be held the night before, on Feb. 3.
Each year, 44 players are selected to represent their division at the All-Star Game. The NHL hockey operations department selects one player from each of the 32 NHL teams, and the final 12 players (three per division) are voted in by fans.
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There are 15 first-time participants in the 2023 All-Star game — Kevin Hayes (Flyers), Brock Nelson (Islanders), Artemi Panarin (Rangers), Andrei Svechnikov (Hurricanes), Adam Fox (Rangers), Igor Shesterkin (Rangers), Ilya Sorokin (Islanders), Tage Thompson (Sabres), Linus Ullmark (Bruins), Jason Robertson (Stars), Josh Morrissey (Jets), Matty Beniers (Mariners), Kevin Fiala (Kings), Stuart Skinner (Oilers), and Logan Thompson (Golden Knights).
Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals will be the most-tenured All-Star, making his eighth appearance in 2023.
When Is the NHL All-Star Game?
The 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be held on Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. ET at FLA LIVE Arena in Sunrise, Florida.
NHL All-Star Skills
The 2023 NHL All-Star Skills event will be held on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. ET, the night before the All-Star Game, to showcase the talents of top players in the league. The winner of each event will be awarded $30,000.
The skills competition will feature four events from previous years — the Upper Deck NHL Fastest Skater, GEICO NHL Hardest Shot, Great Clips NHL Breakaway Challenge, and Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting. Three new events will also be featured in 2023 — the Enterprise NHL Splash Shot, Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck, and Discover NHL Tendy Tandem.
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NHL All-Star Game Format
The All-Star Game will feature a four-team elimination tournament, with players representing their respective regular-season divisions. Each team includes nine skaters and two goaltenders, and the games are conducted in a three-on-three format with two ten-minute halves.
In the first round (semifinals), the Central division will take on the Pacific, and the Metropolitan will play the Atlantic. This will determine the champion of each conference, and they will meet in the final game to compete for the $1 million prize.
All-Star Game Rosters 2023
|Sidney Crosby||Pittsburgh Penguins||Center|
|Johnny Gaudreau||Columbus Blue Jackets||Left Wing|
|Kevin Hayes||Philadelphia Flyers||Center|
|Jack Hughes||New Jersey Devils||Center|
|Brock Nelson||New York Islanders||Center|
|Alex Ovechkin||Washington Capitals||Left Wing|
|Artemi Panarin||New York Rangers||Left Wing|
|Andrei Svechnikov||Carolina Hurricanes||Right Wing|
|Adam Fox||New York Rangers||Defenseman|
|Igor Shesterkin||New York Rangers||Goaltender|
|Ilya Sorokin||New York Islanders||Goaltender|
|Aleksander Barkov||Florida Panthers||Center|
|Nikita Kucherov||Tampa Bay Lightning||Right Wing|
|Dylan Larkin||Detroit Red Wings||Center|
|Mitchell Marner||Toronto Maple Leafs||Right Wing|
|David Pastrnak||Boston Bruins||Right Wing|
|Nick Suzuki||Montreal Canadiens||Center|
|Tage Thompson||Buffalo Sabres||Center|
|Brady Tkachuk||Ottawa Senators||Left Wing|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Florida Panthers||Left Wing|
|Andrei Vasilevskiy||Tampa Bay Lightning||Goaltender|
|Linus Ullmark||Boston Bruins||Goaltender|
Aleksander Barkov replaced Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) who is unable to play due to injury.
|Kirill Kaprizov||Minnesota Wild||Left Wing|
|Clayton Keller||Arizona Coyotes||Right Wing|
|Nathan MacKinnon||Colorado Avalanche||Center|
|Mikko Rantanen||Colorado Avalanche||Right Wing|
|Jason Robertson||Dallas Stars||Left Wing|
|Vladimir Tarasenko||St. Louis Blues||Right Wing|
|Seth Jones||Chicago Blackhawks||Defenseman|
|Cale Makar||Colorado Avalanche||Defenseman|
|Josh Morrissey||Winnipeg Jets||Defenseman|
|Connor Hellebuyck||Winnipeg Jets||Goaltender|
|Juuse Saros||Nashville Predators||Goaltender|
|Leon Draisaitl||Edmonton Oilers||Center|
|Kevin Fiala||Los Angeles Kings||Left Wing|
|Bo Horvat||Vancouver Canucks||Center|
|Nazem Kadri||Calgary Flames||Center|
|Connor McDavid||Edmonton Oilers||Center|
|Elias Pettersson||Vancouver Canucks||Center|
|Chandler Stephenson||Vegas Golden Knights||Center|
|Troy Terry||Anaheim Ducks||Right Wing|
|Erik Karlsson||San Jose Sharks||Defenseman|
|Stuart Skinner||Edmonton Oilers||Goaltender|
|Logan Thompson||Vegas Golden Knights||Goaltender|
Chandler Stephenson replaced Matty Beniers (Seattle Kraken) who is unable to play due to injury.
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