Jets' Byfuglien to test speed at All-Star skills

Friday, 01.29.2016 / 1:55 PM

NASHVILLE -- Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, one of the biggest players in the League, will take part in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater competition at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Byfuglien will join Western Conference teammates Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators, Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers and Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche in the event.

West captains John Scott and Patrick Kane met Friday to assemble the rosters for the six events at the skills competition.

Kane, voted as captain of the Central Division team for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), will be one of the shooters in the DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting competition, along with Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks. Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues will be the passers.

John Scott, voted as Pacific Division captain, will be one of four players from the Western Conference competing in the AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot, along with Byfuglien, Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars and Shea Weber of the Predators.

Here is how the full Western Conference All-Stars Skills Competition roster will look:

Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater: Roman Josi, Nashville Predators; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche; Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers; Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge: James Neal, Nashville Predators; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche; Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks; Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting

Shooters: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks; Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks; Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks; Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Passers: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay

One-timer right shooters: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

One-timer passer: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

Mini-net passer: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Puck control relay: Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Stick Handling: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Goalie Goals: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

One-timer left shooters: Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames; James Neal, Nashville Predators; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

One-timer passer: Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche

Mini-net passer: Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Puck Control relay: Roman Josi, Nashville Predators

Stick handling: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

Goalie Goals: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot: Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets; Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars; John Scott; Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Discover NHL Shootout

Round 1: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche, Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks; Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks; Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

Round 2: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks; Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers; Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars; James Neal, Nashville Predators; Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames; Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets; John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

Round 3: John Scott; Shea Weber, Nashville Predators; Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars; Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Roman Josi, Nashville Predators; Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

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