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NHL releases plans for its skills competition during all-star weekend in February

By The Canadian Press on December 12, 2023.

Calgary Flames' Nazem Kadri (91) competes in the final round of the accuracy shooting competition during the NHL All Star Skills Showcase, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Sunrise, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lynne Sladky

NEW YORK – The NHL will use a revamped format for its skills competition during the all-star weekend in February at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena.

The league said 12 all-stars will compete for points in eight different events. The player who accumulates the most points will earn a prize of US$1 million.

Events include fastest skater, hardest shot, stickhandling, one-timers, passing challenge, accuracy shooting, shootout and obstacle course.

Details on how participants will be determined and full descriptions of each event will be released at a later date, the league said Tuesday in a release.

Last year’s skills competition in Florida featured events on a golf course and a beach.

The 2024 all-star game is scheduled for Feb. 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 12, 2023.

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