NEW YORK – The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced the details of the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook and the format of the seven events that will showcase hockey’s top talent on Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT (ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports) at the home of the Vegas Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Highlighting the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook are two new events that will bring NHL All-Stars and their skills front and center on the Las Vegas Strip. The DiscoverNHL Fountain Face-Off™ will take place on the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio and the Las Vegas NHL 21 in ’22™ will take place on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Five events return for this year’s edition of the NHL All-Star Skills™: Verizon NHL Fastest Skater™, Dunkin’ NHL Save Streak™, EA NHL Hardest Shot™, adidas NHL Breakaway Challenge™ (for the first time since 2016), and Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™.
The individual winner of each event of the 2022 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. 4 with a $1,000 free-to-play pool available nationally by visiting: https://sportsbook.draftkings.com/pools. The pool will be available shortly after 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ player assignments are finalized.
Joining in the fun for the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook are four special guests. Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras and two goalies with professional hockey experience – Manon Rhéaume, the first woman to ever play in an NHL game, and actor Wyatt Russell, formally seen on the Groningen Grizzlies of the Dutch Eredivisie,will showcase their talents in the adidas NHL Breakaway Challenge™.Three-time Olympic medalist Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson will participate in the Discover NHL Fountain Face-Off™ andassist with Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™. Additional special guests participating in the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook will be announced in the coming days.
NHL Fan Skills at Home™ will launch during the broadcast of the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook. Four members from the Class of 2021 – Pavel Barber, Zac Bell, and Pete Lenes – will be in Las Vegas for the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend to inspire fans to show off and share their skills. Fans are invited to upload personal videos to NHL.com/FanSkills beginning on Feb. 4 for a chance to be featured on NHL social media channels from Feb. 4-20, 2022.
Details and rules for all seven events of the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook are listed below.
▪ Discover NHL Fountain Face-Off™
▪ Las Vegas NHL 21 in ’22™
▪ Verizon NHL Fastest Skater™
▪ Dunkin’ NHL Save Streak™
▪ EA NHL Hardest Shot™
▪ adidas NHL Breakaway Challenge™
▪ Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™
Discover NHL Fountain Face-Off™
Competition takes place on the iconic Bellagio Fountains. Players will travel by boat to the “rink” and are required to successfully shoot pucks into five targets in the least amount of time. Qualifying players move to the head-to-head final. Fountain spray and the breeze off The Strip will add to the challenge of this unprecedented NHL All-Star Skills™ event.
▪ Eight participants
▪ Qualifying round
▪ Head-to-head final
▪ The player who successfully shoots pucks into the targets in the fastest time.
Las Vegas NHL 21 in ’22™
Shutting down part of Las Vegas Boulevard to hang a full deck of oversized cards on a rack puts a new twist on street hockey. 21 in ’22 is a game of chance, strategy and skill. The object of the game is to achieve a hand of 21 without going bust, in the least number of shots. The player who wins two rounds is crowned Puck Shark.
▪ Five players
▪ Six rounds maximum
▪ The first player who wins two rounds. A round is won by the player with highest hand or is first to achieve 21.
Verizon NHL Fastest Skater™
▪ Eight players
▪ The player who has the fastest time.
Procedure / Rules
▪ The course is one full rink lap.
▪ Each player has one attempt to establish their time.
▪ Skater may choose direction of their lap.
▪ Skater is positioned a maximum of three feet behind the start line located on the penalty box side of the center line.
▪ Skater starts on the referee’s whistle.
▪ The timing device starts when the skater crosses the start line.
▪ In case of a clock malfunction, the official time will be recorded from the referee’s stopwatch.
▪ If at the completion of the event there is a tie for the fastest time the two players will skate again to determine the winner.
Dunkin’ NHL Save Streak™
▪ A minimum of four goalies
▪ 36 players
▪ The goalie with the longest “save streak.”
Procedure / Rules
▪ Each scoring attempt is officiated in accordance with NHL shootout rules and begins on the referee’s whistle.
▪ Each goalie will face all players from an opposing division.
▪ Players from each division will shoot numerically, lowest to highest with the divisional captain shooting last.
▪ If a goalie saves the divisional captain’s shot, he will continue to face shooters until a goal is scored.
▪ A goalie’s round ends on a goal and cannot end on a save.
▪ Order of shooters after the divisional captain remains the same as the original order.
▪ If at the completion of the event there is a tie for the longest “save streak” the winning goalie will be determined by the total number of saves made in their round. If two or more goalies remain tied based on the total number of saves made, then the tied goalies will compete in a sudden death round of “Goalie Goals.”
EA NHL Hardest Shot™
▪ A minimum of four players
▪ The player who records the fastest speed.
Procedure / Rules
▪ Two attempts for each player.
▪ A single puck is positioned on the ice 30 feet from the center of the goal. A player, starting no further than the nearest blue line, may skate towards the puck and shoot it from its positioned spot into the goal.
▪ Shots must be on goal to be calculated and all shots are recorded by radar in miles per hour.
▪ If a puck enters the goal uncalculated due to a malfunction of the radar equipment, the shooter will be allowed an additional attempt.
▪ If player breaks his stick, he will be given another attempt.
▪ If at the completion of the event there is a tie for the fastest speed the two players will shoot again to determine the winner.
adidas NHL Breakaway Challenge™
▪ Minimum of four players & two goalies
▪ Shooter with highest score.
Procedure / Rules
▪ Shooters can start their routine from anywhere in the neutral zone and have full access to the offensive zone, including behind the net (NHL penalty shot rules do not apply).
▪ Each skater will attempt two shots.
▪ Order of players for second shot is based on first shot score: lowest to highest
▪ Panel of judges will rate each shot on a scale of 1 – 10.
▪ If at the completion of the event there is a tie for the highest score, the tied players will take one final shot to determine the winner.
Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™
▪ Two players from each division & four passers
▪ The player who hits all four targets in the fastest time.
Procedure / Rules
▪ Four destructible styrofoam targets 15 inches in diameter are attached to the goal posts, one target in each corner.
▪ Two players, one on each side of the net, alternately pass pucks to a shooter positioned 25 feet out from the goal line.
▪ Shooters compete at opposite ends of the rink, alternating attempts.
▪ Any contact of a target by a puck that is shot is scored as a hit.
▪ Time stops when the player has successfully hit all targets.
▪ If at the completion of the event there is a tie for the fastest time, the tied players will compete again to determine the winner.
Notes for all 2022 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 Golden Knights and the city of Las Vegas will host the 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend Feb. 4‑5, which will include the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday, Feb. 4 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports) and the 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 5 (3 p.m. ET, ABC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports). The 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend marks the first time NHL All-Star activities will take place in Las Vegas.
Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar. For more information on the 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, visit https://www.nhl.com/Fans/All-Star.
Once again, the 2022 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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