The formula for the skills competition has been tweaked over the years, adding technological advancement and new events. Last year some of the best women in the sport were brought in, and they provided some of the top moments of the 2019 Skills Competition. This year, they’ll take more of a starring role, playing a three-on-three tournament during the proceedings.
How to watch
Eight players receive one timed lap around the rink in their direction of choice. At the end, the one with the fastest time walks away with the prize money.
Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
Anthony Duclair, Ottawa Senators
Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers
Chris Kreider, New York Rangers
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
The only event for goaltenders, they will face a team of nine shooters from one opposing division on breakaways, attempting to stop everything they face. Should a save be made on the ninth shooter — the division captain — the order will repeat until a goal is scored. The goaltender posting the longest save streak will be declared the winner, with total number of saves serving as the tie break.
Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks
David Rittich, Calgary Flames
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
Players stand 25 feet from the net, and shoot at images that appear on an LED screen. The clock stopped when all targets on the display have been hit.
Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks
Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils
Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers
Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
Jaccob Slavin, Carolina Hurricanes
Elite Women’s 3-on-3
Some of the top women from Canada and the U.S. will go head-to-head in a game lasting two 10-minute periods of running time, with penalties resulting in penalty shots. The women have all been participating in Dream Gap Tour events after the CWHL was shuttered after last season, ready to put on a show for the crowd.
Kendall Coyne Schofield
Alex Rigsby Cavallini
Players fire a puck as hard as they can into an empty net. Each participant gets two shots during this event, with the player with the highest recorded speed being named the winner.
The night ends with a new event, with players standing on a platform 30 feet above the ice surface and trying to hit various targets. Each participant gets sevne shots, with targets worth different values.
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Mitchell Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues
David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
David Perron, St. Louis Blues
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators
Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames