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RECAP: 2019-20 Oilers Skills Competition

Recap of the 2019 Oilers Skills Competition, presented by Rogers

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Team Blue was victorious 22-17 in the 2019-20 Oilers Skills Competition, presented by Rogers.

Joakim Nygard edged Connor McDavid by three-tenths of a second in the Fastest Skater competition, taking the title away from the Oilers captain. Matt Benning is your two-time reigning champion in the Hardest Shot after posting 104.1 MPH on his second attempt.

View our breakdown and final results of the day's event below.

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FASTEST SKATER

The team with fastest skater is awarded one point.

Video: SKILLS | Fastest Skater 12.29.19

TEAM BLUE:

Bear: 14.968

Haas: 14.688

McDavid: 14.041

TEAM WHITE: 

Kassian: 15.007

Jones: 15.187

Nygard: 14.014

VIDEO:

Team White leads 3-1 after the first event.

BREAKAWAY CHALLENGE

The winner of each Oilers shooter fan vote was awarded one point.

Video: SKILLS | Breakaway Challenge 12.29.19

TEAM BLUE:

Gagner: (1-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

Bear: (1-for-2)

Chiasson: (0-for-2)

Neal: (1-for-2)

TEAM WHITE:

Jones: (2-for-2)

Kassian: (0-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

Nygard: (2-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

Archibald: (2-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

VIDEO:

Team White leads 9-2 after the second event.

SHOOTING ACCURACY

The team with the individual winner is awarded three points. The team with the lowest combined total time is awarded one point. 

Video: SKILLS | Accuracy Shooting 12.29.19

TEAM BLUE:

Chiasson: (4-for-10; 30.185 seconds)

Neal: (4-for-5; 8.051 seconds)

Klefbom: (4-for-5; 8.215 seconds)

TEAM WHITE:

P. Russell: (4-for-4; 9.167 seconds)

Draisaitl: (4-for-6; 14.923 seconds)

Nurse: (4-for-19; 35.168 seconds)

VIDEO:

Team White leads 9-6 after the third event.

HARDEST SHOT

The hardest Oilers individual shot earns three points. The team with highest average receives one point.

Video: SKILLS | Hardest Shot 12.29.19

TEAM BLUE:

Chiasson: 93.3; 94.7

Klefbom: 101.1; 101.4

Sheahan: 97.0; 96.2

Benning: 102.6; 104.1

TEAM WHITE

Jones: 90.4; 77.7

P. Russell: 76.0; 87.8

Larsson: 97.5; 98.7

Nurse: 98.2; 98.7

VIDEO:

Team Blue leads 10-9 after four events.

SKILLS CHALLENGE RELAY

The winning team of the Skills Challenge receives five points.

Video: SKILLS | Skills Challenge Relay 12.29.19

TEAM BLUE - Heat 1

Puck Control - Bear
Premier Passing - Gagner
Puck Control 2.0 - Sheahan
Goalie Goal - Smith

1:45.012 seconds

TEAM BLUE - Heat 2

Puck Control - McDavid
Premier Passing - Benning
Puck Control 2.0 - Haas
Goalie Goal - Smith

1:09.883 seconds

TEAM WHITE - Heat 1

Puck Control - Khaira
Premier Passing - Draisaitl
Puck Control 2.0 - Larsson
Goalie Goal - Koskinen

1:25.417 seconds

TEAM WHITE - Heat 2

Puck Control - Nygard
Premier Passing - Jones
Puck Control 2.0 - Nugent-Hopkins
Goalie Goal - Koskinen

1:37.519 seconds

VIDEO:

Team Blue leads 15-9 after five events.

KING OF THE SHOOTOUT

Each goal is worth one point.

Video: SKILLS | Shootout 12.29.19

TEAM BLUE:

Hunter the Lynx: Miss

Gagner: Miss

Sheahan: Goal, goal, miss, goal

Haas: Miss

Benning: Miss

K Russell: Miss

Bear: Miss

Klefbom: Goal, miss

Chiasson: Miss

Neal: Miss

McDavid: Goal, goal, miss, goal, miss

TEAM WHITE:

Archibald: Goal, miss

Nygard: Goal, miss

P. Russell: Miss

Larsson: Miss

Jones: Miss

Nurse: Miss

Khaira: Goal, goal, miss, goalgoal (WINNER)

Kassian: Goal, miss

Nugent-Hopkins: Miss

Draisaitl: Goal, miss

VIDEO:

Team Blue was victorious 22-17 after the conclusion of the King of the Shootout.

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