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Huberdeau to Take Part in NHL All-Star Skills Competition

Hockey's top talent to be showcased during six events in St. Louis

by NHL Public Relations / @NHL_PR / NHL.com

ST. LOUIS -- The National Hockey League today announced the participants of the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka that will showcase hockey's top talent on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. CT at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., home of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.

Highlighting the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka are two new events: the Gatorade NHL Shooting Stars and the Elite Women's 3-on-3 presented by adidas. Four events return for this year's edition of the NHL All-Star Skills: the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater, the Bud Light NHL Save Streak, Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting, and the Enterprise NHL Hardest Shot.

The 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. and on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. The winner of each of the five individual events of the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by New Amsterdam Vodka will earn $30,000.

Details, rules and participants for all six events of the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka are listed below.

• Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater

• Bud Light NHL Save Streak

• Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting

• Elite Women's 3-on-3 presented by adidas

• Enterprise NHL Hardest Shot

• Gatorade NHL Shooting Stars Honda

NHL Accuracy Shooting

Eight players will compete in the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting, a timed event where a shooter is positioned 25 feet from the goal line and shoots pucks at target images that appear on an LED screen placed on the goal line. Time will start at the referee's whistle and each player will shoot pucks at the target images, which will disappear from the screen after being successfully hit. The clock stops when the player has successfully hit all target images. The player that hits all target images in the fastest time will be crowned the winner of the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting. If there is a tie for the fastest time, the tied players will compete again to determine the winner.

Participants:

Jaccob Slavin, Carolina Hurricanes

Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings

Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers

Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils

Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks

Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues

Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

Notes for all 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka Events: Prior to the event, the NHL Department of Player Safety will determine the players participating in each event and the order of participation. Number of players in each event is subject to change. The referee shall make all necessary rulings regarding the skills events. Participants for each event are subject to change.

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™ presented by New Amsterdam Vodka 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). The 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend marks the third time NHL All-Star activities will take place in St. Louis. The Blues previously hosted the event in 1970 and 1988, both at St. Louis Arena.

Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar. For more information on the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, visit https://www.nhl.com/Fans/All-Star.

For the fifth straight season, the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, showcasing teams from each NHL division competing for a $1 million winner-take-all prize pool.

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