The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) have arranged to have a number of All-Star players who are participating in the2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ communicate throughout the event via Twitter, providing an inside look from the players' perspective. Using the hashtag #NHLAllStar, fans will be able interact directly with the players mid-competition for the first time ever.
The players take the ice in the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills CompetitionTM, at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., ET. Live television coverage will be provided by CBC and RDS in Canada and NBC Sports Network in the United States.
The 16 All-Stars and rookies who will tweet from the ice at the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition are:
, Boston Bruins @tylerseguin92
, Buffalo Sabres @LukeJAdam
, Chicago Blackhawks @88pKane
, Columbus Blue Jackets @RyanJohansen19
, Dallas Stars @jamiebenn14
, Edmonton Oilers @ebs_14
, Los Angeles Kings @JonathanQuick32
, New York Rangers @HLundqvist30
, New York Rangers @MGaborik10
, Philadelphia Flyers @hartsy19
, Philadelphia Flyers @28CGiroux
, Pittsburgh Penguins @Jneal_18
, Pittsburgh Penguins @Malkin71_
, San Jose Sharks @Logancouture
, Tampa Bay Lightning @RealStamkos91
, Toronto Maple Leafs @JLupul
Fans are also encouraged to engage in the conversation and pose questions on Twitter using the #NHLAllStar hashtag, prior to the event, as the players will answer some of the best questions during the NHL All-Star Skills CompetitionTM.
In addition to Twitter, player tweets will be displayed in-arena on Scotiabank Place's Jumbotron, on NHL.com and NHLPA.com, and throughout the broadcast of the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition on CBC, RDS, and NBC Sports Network. NHL Network also will provide highlights of the night's notable tweets.
For the latest NHL All-Star news and exclusive content, visit NHL.com and its dedicated microsite for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, NHL.com/allstar
. Fans can also follow the Players' tweets and watch videos from All-Star weekend by visiting NHLPA.com. Follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL
) and on Facebook (Facebook.com/NHL
), and follow the NHLPA on Twitter (@NHLPA
) and on Facebook (Facebook.com/NHLPA