FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, January 16, 2020
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The National Hockey League announced today that Coyotes Head Coach Rick Tocchet will coach the Pacific Division team at the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 24-25 in St. Louis.
Tocchet joins Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins (Atlantic), Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues (Central) and Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan) as All-Star Game coaches.
Tocchet has guided the Coyotes to a 26-18-5 (57 points) record while Arizona currently occupies first place in the Pacific Division this season. The 55-year-old native of Scarborough, Ontario was previously a four-time NHL All-Star as a player. He becomes the second Coyotes coach to participate in an All-Star game (Jim Schoenfeld - 1999).
The 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend will once again consist of a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring four teams - one for each NHL division.
The Blues and the city of St. Louis will host the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, from Jan. 24 25, including the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills™ on Friday, Jan. 24 (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).