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NHL All-Star fan voting opens

Four captains for Jan. 28 game at Tampa to be determined; balloting ends Jan. 1

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - For the third straight year, fans will determine the four captains for the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Tampa on Sunday, Jan. 28. The 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ is open online at and via the NHL® App.

The All-Stars will once again take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring four teams, one for each NHL division. Fans will cast votes online at and via the NHL App for one player from each Division, without regard to position. Voting concludes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 1, with the top vote-getters by division - regardless of position - named All-Stars and captains.




Fans will be permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per 24-hour period for each fan is 10. 

The ballot page at will include a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, which will be updated every Wednesday.

How to vote: will feature interactive ballots available in eight languages - English, French, Czech, Finnish, German, Russian, Slovak and Swedish - and accessible anywhere in the world.

• The NHL App will offer fans a mobile interactive ballot in English and French that will be available on most devices

• Fans also can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.

Eligible residents of 50 U.S./D.C. and Canada who vote online at can enter in the 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote Sweepstakes for a chance to win one Grand Prize: a trip for two to attend the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend in Tampa. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. For sweepstakes rules, visit

The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend. The League's mid-season showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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