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ALL-STAR: Oilers all-stars receive Skills Comp assignments

McDavid looks to win fourth consecutive Fastest Skater title, Draisaitl to snipe targets in Accuracy Shooting event

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

ST. LOUIS, MO - Connor McDavid will look to win his fourth consecutive Fastest Skater title while Leon Draisaitl will participate in Accuracy Shooting as NHL All-Star Skills Competition assignments were announced on Thursday night.

McDavid made his way around the ice in 13.378 seconds last year in San Jose to cement his status as the League's fastest man on skates.

His competition on Friday will be Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres, Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers, Anthony Duclair of the Ottawa Senators, Travis Konecny of the Philadelphia Flyers and Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks.

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Draisaitl won the Premier Passer event at last year's Skills Competition and will look to capture another title on Friday in the Accuracy Shooting showdown.

The other participants will be Jaccob Slavin of the Carolina Hurricanes, Tyler Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings, Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils, Tomas Hertl of the San Jose Sharks, Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues and Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets.

The NHL All-Star Skills Competition will begin at 6pm MT on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA in Canada, as well as NBCSN in the United States.

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