All-Star - Hockey Wiretap

NHL Fans Vote Stamkos, Kadri, Zibanejad, Terry To ASG Roster

Jan 19, 2022 1:27 AM

Centers Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nazem Kadri of the Colorado Avalanche and Mika Zibanejad of the New York Rangers, and Anaheim winger Troy Terry won the final roster spots for All-Star Weekend as a result of fan voting, the NHL announced Monday.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, All-Star

NHL Reveals All-Star Game Rosters

Jan 14, 2022 2:05 AM

The NHL has revealed its rosters for the 2022 All-Star Game in Las Vegas, with some significant names missing from the teams.

The All-Star Game again will feature four divisional teams -- Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central and Pacific -- playing in a 3-on-3 tournament. 

The All-Star Game will be Feb. 5 (3 p.m. ET on ABC and simulcast on ESPN+), with the skills competition taking place the day before on Feb. 4 (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Alex Ovechkin Leading In All-Star Voting

Jan 4, 2022 1:40 AM

Alex Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon have led the race to be named captain of their respective teams for the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game wire to wire, with voting entering its final week before ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Ovechkin, a forward for the Washington Capitals, has received 30.5 percent of the votes in the 2022 NHL All-Star Fan Vote from the Metropolitan Division and 7.7 percent of total votes.

Tags: Washington Capitals, All-Star

NHL Postpones 2021 Winter Classic, All-Star Game

Oct 22, 2020 5:02 PM

The NHL has postponed the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Game "due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus," the league announced in a statement on Thursday.

The Winter Classic was scheduled to be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on New Year's Day, featuring the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues. The Florida Panthers were scheduled to host All-Star Weekend on Jan. 29-30. The league said it intends to return to both Minnesota and Florida for the signature events "in the near future."

Tags: All-Star, Misc Rumor

Injured Auston Matthews To Sit Out All-Star Game

Jan 23, 2020 1:53 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (wrist) won't play in this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, but he will attend the event in St. Louis, the team announced Wednesday. Matthews, 22, is day-to-day while he gets treatment for an ongoing wrist issue, Toronto said.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, All-Star, Injury

Ovechkin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon, McDavid Voted All-Star Captains

Dec 22, 2019 12:17 AM

Washington's Alex Ovechkin, Boston's David Pastrnak, Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon and Edmonton's Connor McDavid were voted NHL All-Star captains.

Ovechkin was voted by fans to captain the Metropolitan Division, Pastrnak the Atlantic, MacKinnon the Central and McDavid the Pacific. McDavid was voted into All-Star Weekend for a fourth season in a row and Ovechkin a third in a row.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, All-Star

Metro Wins NHL All-Star Game, Crosby Named MVP

Jan 27, 2019 12:24 AM

Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henrik Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star Game Saturday night.

Selected the MVP, Crosby finished the night with four goals and four assists in two games on the same ice where he won the Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup three years ago for Pittsburgh.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, All-Star, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Bettman: Seattle To Host NHL Draft, An All-Star Game

Jan 10, 2019 2:36 AM

On his first trip to Seattle since the city was granted the NHL's 32nd franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced a couple more rewards for the future franchise's investment.

Bettman said the league has promised Seattle it will host All-Star weekend within its first seven seasons, with the team slated to begin play in 2021-22. Bettman also says Seattle will host the NHL draft, and that event will likely be awarded before the All-Star Game arrives.

Tags: All-Star, Expansion, Misc Rumor

Maurice, Reirden, Cooper, Peters Named All-Star Game Coaches

Jan 7, 2019 1:38 AM

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary.

Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific).

The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Ovechkin To Skip All-Star Game To Rest For Second Half

Jan 2, 2019 12:59 PM

Alex Ovechkin, who was named the captain of the Metropolitan Division team for the All-Star Game on Jan. 26, has informed the NHL that he will skip the festivities to rest for the second half of the season.

The Capitals captain leads the league with 29 goals.

"My body needs a rest," he said after practice on Wednesday.

Deciding to skip the game means that Ovechkin will have to also sit out the game before or game after the contest, per NHL rules.

Tags: Washington Capitals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Bettman: 'Everyone Is Overthinking Reviews'
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants a little less scrutiny when it comes to coach's challenges.

NHL Announces All-Star Game Rosters
The host Lightning receive four All-Star selections for the game on on January 28 in Tampa.

NHL Names All-Star Captains
All-Star Weekend will be held January 27-28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game
Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal and was named MVP of the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

Gretzky Replaces Tortorella At All-Star Game
Wayne Gretzky will coach the Metropolitan Division team in Sunday's All-Star game in Los Angeles.

Tortorella Caring For Deployed Son's Sick Dog
The pet's ailing health is forcing John Tortorella to miss the NHL's All-Star Weekend.

Tortorella Dealing With Family Issue, Won't Coach All-Stars
Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella is dealing with a family emergency that requires his personal attention.

Evgeni Malkin Out Thursday, Will Miss All-Star Game
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury, and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

NHL Announces All-Star Game Rosters
The Blackhawks led the league with four players selected for the All-Star weekend in Los Angeles on January 27-29.

Subban, Crosby, Price, McDavid Among Top All-Star Vote Leaders
Hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.

John Scott Retires From NHL After Ten Seasons
John Scott had a rule named after him because of last year's All-Star voting controversy.

NHL, NHLPA Discussing 'Bye-Week' In 2017-18
The five-day bye weeks are part of the NHL, NHLPA talks as both sides finalize the 2017 All-Star Game negotiations.

NHL Announces New 'John Scott Rule' For All-Star Voting
The NHL will disqualify players from being named All-Star captains if they are injured or sent to the AHL.

NHL Signs Commissioner Gary Bettman Through 2022
Gary Bettman signed a new deal in September but was first reported and confirmed on Sunday.

John Scott Named All-Star MVP; Pacific Division Wins Championship
John Scott captained the Pacific Division to a 1-0 win in the championship.

East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater
The Eastern Conference won the NHL skills competition 29-12 on Saturday.

LA Kings To Host 2017 NHL All-Star Game
The 2017 NHL All-Star Game will take place on January 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Press Release

Alex Ovechkin To Miss All-Star Weekend
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has a lower-body injury that he's been dealing with since mid-November.

Coyotes Place John Scott On Waivers
John Scott is currently the NHL's leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game.

Sources: NHL To Use 3-On-3 Format At All-Star Game
This year's All-Star Game in Nashville will feature three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games.