Open thread - NHL All-Star Skills Competition

Jason Spezza is seen giggling here. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The competitions at the all-star weekend will get started tonight with the skills competition. I am sure we will see lots of goofy things (Jason Spezza is there for one) so it should be an entertaining night.

The event will include the following competitions:

  • Fastest skater
  • Breakaway challenge
  • Accuracy shooting
  • Skills challenge relay
  • Hardest shot
  • Elimination shootout
Check after the jump for the players in each competition.

Fastest skater

Team Chara - Brian Campbell, Jimmy Howard, Colin Greening, Phil Kessel, Marian Hossa
Team Alfredsson - Kris Letang, Jonathan Quick, Carl Hagelin, Keith Yandle, Erik Karlsson

Breakaway Challenge

Team Chara - Ryan Johansen, Patrick Kane, Corey Perry, Carey Price
Team Alfredsson - Sean Couturier, John Tavares, Logan Couture, Brian Elliott

Accuracy Shooting

Team Chara - Cory Hodgson, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Marian Hossa, Phil Kessel (passer), Ryan Suter (passer), Jordan Eberle (passer), Brian Campbell (passer)
Team Alfredsson - Matt Read, Jason Spezza, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Sedin, Alexander Edler (passer), Dan Girardi (passer), Claude Giroux (passer), Henrik Sedin (passer)

Skills Relay Challenge

Team Chara
One time passer - Ryan Suter
One timer right-handed - Dennis Wideman, Jarome Iginla, Joffrey Lupul
Passing accuracy - Patrick Kane
Puck Control - Pavel Datsyuk
Stick handling - Gabriel Landeskog
Target shooter - Marian Gaborik
One time passer - Jordan Eberle
One timer left-handed - Dion Phaneuf, Zdeno Chara, Jamie Benn
Passing accuracy - Kimmo Timonen
Puck control - Raphael Diaz
Stick handling - Evgeni Malkin
Target shooter - Phil Kessel

Team Alfredsson
One time passer - Nick Johnson
One timer right-handed - Shea Weber, Kris Letang, Steven Stamkos
Passing accuracy - Henrik Sedin
Puck Control - Milan Michalek
Stick handling - Logan Couture
Target shooter - James Neal
One time passer - Alexander Edler
One timer left-handed - Keith Yandle, Scott Hartnell, John Tavares
Passing accuracy - Daniel Sedin
Puck control - Craig Smith,
Stick handling - Claude Giroux
Target shooter - Jason Pominville

Hardest shot

Team Chara - Luke Adam, Dennis Wideman, Dion Phaneuf, Zdeno Chara
Team Alfredsson - Justin Faulk, Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Shea Weber

Elimination Shootout

Team Chara - Colin Greening, Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Corey Perry, Tyler Seguin, Marian Gaborik, Patrick Kane, Jarome Iginla, Jamie Benn, Joffrey Lupul, Kimmo Timonen, Ryan Suter, Carey Price, Tim Thomas, Jimmy Howard
Team Alfredsson - Carl Hagelin, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jason Spezza, Claude Giroux, Daniel Alfredsson, James Neal, Milan Michalek, Jason Pominville, Kris Letang, Erik Karlsson, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Lundqvist, Brian Elliott, Jonathan Quick

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