NHL All-Star Weekend schedule 2023: Times, TV channels, roster for Skills Competition and All-Star Game

NHL All-Star Weekend schedule 2023: Times, TV channels, roster for Skills Competition and All-Star Game

The sun may be shining down in South Florida, but the stars of the NHL will be in the bright lights for the 2023 All-Star Weekend.

The NHL All-Star Skills Competition and All-Star Game are set to take place Friday and Saturday.

Established stars like Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, Sidney Crosby, Erik Karlsson, Johnny Gaudreau and Alex Ovechkin are among the multi-time returners to the All-Star Game. All have been selected as an All-Star at least five times in their careers. 

However, there are plenty of newcomers to the event. In total, 15 of this year’s selections are making their first All-Star appearance. Among the first-timers are Artemi Panarin, Linus Ullmark, Adam Fox and Jason Robertson. 

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The Sporting News has you covered on the schedule and participants at All-Star Weekend. 

What time is the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills competition?

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 3
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

The NHL All-Star Skills competition kicks off the weekend on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. 

The event, which has seven different challenges throughout the night, is expected to run for three hours. 

What time is the 2023 NHL All-Star Game?

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 4
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET

For the seventh year, the NHL does not technically have a single All-Star Game. Instead, it’s a 3-on-3, single-elimination tournament featuring four teams. 

There will be two semifinal games before a final game played to determine the All-Star winner. 

The Central Division faces off against the Pacific Division in the first semifinal. It will be followed by the Metropolitan vs. Atlantic teams. 

The winners of those two games play in the championship. 

Time (ET) Matchup
3 p.m. ET Central vs. Pacific
4 p.m. ET Metropolitan vs. Atlantic
5 p.m. ET TBD vs. TBD

How to watch the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend

  • TV Channel: ESPN/ABC
  • Live stream: ESPN+, fuboTV

ESPN and its platforms will be the home of the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend. ESPN will air the Skills Competition on Friday night and the All-Star Game will be on ABC the next day. 

Fans looking to stream the NHL All-Star Skills competition or All-Star Game can do so through fuboTV (which offers a free trial), ESPN+, or the ESPN app. 

Where is the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend?

This year’s All-Star Weekend will take place at FLA Live Arena down in Sunrise, Fla., home of the Panthers. 

It is the second time the NHL has played the All-Star Game in South Florida, as the Panthers previously hosted the event in 2003.

The 2021 event was initially planned to take place in Florida, however, it was canceled due to COVID. 

2023 NHL All-Star Skills competition participants

In total, there are seven events in the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills competition. Four of these challenges have been around for years, which include the fastest skater, breakaway challenge, accuracy shooting and hardest shot. 

New this year are the splash shot, pitch ‘n puck and tendy tandem. 

Fastest Skater


  • Kevin Fiala, Kings
  • Dylan Larkin, Red Wings
  • Kirill Kaprizov, Wild
  • Cale Makar, Avalanche
  • Chandler Stephenson, Golden Knights
  • Andrei Svechnikov, Hurricanes

If you like speed, then this event is for you. Players are timed on how fast they can complete one lap around the rink.

Whoever has the fastest time is declared the winner. 

Breakaway Challenge


  • Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs
  • Alex Ovechkin, Capitals
  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins
  • David Pastrnak, Bruins
  • Matthew Tkachuk, Panthers

The breakaway challenge is one of the most unique events at the skills competition. Players can get creative with their shootout attempts, using props, costumes and even special guests to help get the judge’s vote. 

A panel of judges votes on who had the best breakaway attempt and they determine the winner. 

Accuracy Shooting


  • Aleksander Barkov, Panthers
  • Leon Draisaitl, Oilers
  • Kevin Hayes, Flyers
  • Jack Hughes, Devils
  • Nazem Kadri, Flames
  • Nikita Kucherov, Lightning
  • Connor McDavid, Oilers
  • Brock Nelson, Islanders
  • Artemi Panarin, Rangers
  • Vladimir Tarasenko, Blues

In this event, players must put their shooting accuracy to the test. There are four targets in the net and each participant must hit all four targets as quickly as possible. 

Whoever takes the shortest amount of time to hit all four targets is the winner. 

Hardest Shot


  • Rasmus Dahlin, Sabres
  • Seth Jones, Blackhawks
  • Josh Morrissey, Jets
  • Alex Ovechkin, Capitals
  • Elias Pettersson, Canucks

Like the fastest skater, the hardest shot competition is simple to understand. Players take turns skating in and firing a slap shot into the net. 

The participant with the hardest registered shot is the winner. 

Splash Shot


  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins
  • Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche
  • Mikko Rantanen, Avalanche
  • Cale Makar, Avalanche
  • Igor Shesterkin, Rangers
  • Adam Fox, Rangers
  • Brady Tkachuk, Senators
  • Matthew Tkachuk, Panthers

One of the new events for 2023 is the splash shot, an outdoor event that will take place on the beach at Fort Lauderdale. 

Eight players are divided into four teams of two. Players are required to hit all the targets before attempting to dunk their opponents in water.

The winner is the one to dunk their opponents first. 

Pitch ‘n Puck


  • Johnny Gaudreau, Blue Jackets
  • Clayton Keller, Coyotes
  • Jason Robertson, Stars
  • NIck Suzuki, Canadiens

Six players will participate in the pitch ‘n puck, an event that mixes hockey with golf. Players must combine their skills on a par-4 golf to get the puck/ball in the hole. 

The player that takes the fewest shots to complete the course is the winner. If there’s a tiebreaker, a longest-drive competition will determine the victor. 

Tendy Tandem


  • Connor Hellebuyck, Jets
  • Juuse Saros, Predators
  • Igor Shesterkin, Rangers
  • Stuart Skinner, Oilers
  • Ilya Sorokin, Islanders
  • Logan Thompson, Golden Knights
  • Linus Ullmark, Bruins
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning

The tendy tandem is another unique event that is getting its first try this year. The eight goalies at the competition will make up four teams, with each division pairing up its two goalies on one team. One goalie will shoot and the other will tend the goal. 

The shooting goalie will take a shot and try to get it into a designated hole. They will be awarded three points if the shot goes in the hole, two if it hits the in-net target and zero if it misses the net. 

The in-net goalie will face one, two or three players in a shootout. Players start from center ice and must shoot on the rush. Play continues until all pucks have been shot.

The goalie tandem with the most combined points from the two parts of the event wins. 

2023 NHL All-Star Game rosters

Atlantic Division

Player Position Team
Nikita Kucherov Forward Tampa Bay Lightning
Dylan Larkin Forward Detroit Red Wings
Mitch Marner Forward Toronto Maple Leafs
Nick Suzuki Forward Montreal Canadiens
Rasmus Dahlin** Defenseman Buffalo Sabres
Brady Tkachuk Forward Ottawa Senators
Matthew Tkachuk Forward Florida Panthers
Linus Ullmark Goalie Boston Bruins
David Pastrnak Forward Boston Bruins
Andrei Vasilevskiy Goalie Tampa Bay Lightning
Aleksander Barkov* Forward Florida Panthers

* = replacement for Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)

**= replacement for Tage Thompson (Sabres)

Metropolitan Division

Player Position Team
Sidney Crosby Forward Pittsburgh Penguins
Johnny Gaudreau Forward Columbus Blue Jackets
Kevin Hayes Forward Philadelphia Flyers
Jack Hughes Forward New Jersey Devils
Brock Nelson Forward New York Islanders
Alexander Ovechkin Forward Washington Capitals
Igor Shesterkin Goalie New York Rangers
Andrei Svechnikov Forward Carolina Hurricanes
Artemi Panarin Forward New York Rangers
Adam Fox Defenseman New York Rangers
Ilya Sorokin Goalie New York Islanders

Central Division

Player Position Team
Seth Jones Defenseman Chicago Blackhawks
Kirill Kaprizov Forward Minnesota Wild
Clayton Keller Forward Arizona Coyotes
Cale Makar Defenseman Colorado Avalanche
Josh Morrissey Defenseman Winnipeg Jets
Jason Robertson Forward Dallas Stars
Juuse Saros Goalie Nashville Predators
Vladimir Tarasenko Forward St. Louis Blues
Mikko Rantanen Forward Colorado Avalanche
Nathan MacKinnon Forward Colorado Avalanche
Connor Hellebuyck Goalie  Winnipeg Jets

Pacific Division

Player Position Team
Kevin Fiala Forward Los Angeles Kings
Nazem Kadri Forward Calgary Flames
Erik Karlsson Defenseman San Jose Sharks
Connor McDavid Forward Edmonton Oilers
Elias Pettersson Forward Vancouver Canucks
Troy Terry Forward Anaheim Ducks
Logan Thompson Goalie Vegas Golden Knights
Bo Horvat Forward Vancouver Canucks
Leon Draisaitl Forward Edmonton Oilers
Stuart Skinner Goalie Edmonton Oilers
Chandler Stephenson* Forward Vegas Golden Knights

* = replacement for Matty Beniers (Seattle Kraken)

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