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Jagr, Tavares set East roster for All-Star skills

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

NASHVILLE -- Eastern Conference All-Star captains Jaromir Jagr and John Tavares on Friday got to experience a bit of what their coaches go through.

Jagr, who was voted captain of the Atlantic Division team, and Tavares, picked as the Metropolitan Division captain, met to fill out the roster for the Eastern Conference for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Both captains will be on the East entry in the DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting competition. Tavares will be one of the shooters, along with Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jagr and the Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom will be the passers.

They also will be on two of the three seven-player East teams for the Discover NHL Shootout relay. Jagr's group will include his Florida Panthers teammates Aaron Ekblad and Roberto Luongo, along with Malkin, Ryan O'Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres and Leo Komarov of the Toronto Maple Leafs and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens.

Tavares will go with Giroux, Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings, the Penguins' Kris Letang, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators, Brandon Saad of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Cory Schneider of the New Jersey Devils.

Here is how the full Eastern Conference All-Stars Skills Competition roster will look:

Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater: Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings; Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge: Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals; P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens; Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting

Shooters: John Tavares, New York Islanders; Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers; Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

Passers: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals; Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers

AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot: Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning; P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay

One-timer right shooters: Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

One-timer passer: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

Mini-net passer: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

Puck control relay: Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes

Stick Handling: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

Goalie Goals: Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

One-timer left shooters: Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers; Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs; Ryan O'Reilly, Buffalo Sabres

One-timer passer: Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers

Mini-net passer: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals

Puck control relay: Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

Stick handling: Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings

Goalie Goals: Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

Discover NHL Shootout

Round 1: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins; Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers; P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens; Ryan O'Reilly, Buffalo Sabres; Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs; Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers

Round 2: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals; Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers; Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Round 3: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers; Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings; John Tavares, New York Islanders; Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets; Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

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