All-Star - Hockey Wiretap

Toronto To Host 2024 All-Star Weekend

Feb 5, 2023 2:07 AM

The NHL will head north for its 2024 All-Star Weekend, with Toronto tapped as host city for next winter's festivities.

League commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement during a Saturday news conference ahead of this year's All-Star Game in South Florida. He invited Maple Leafs president and former NHL player Brendan Shanahan and current Leafs forward Mitchell Marner, representing the team at this weekend's proceedings, out to promote Toronto's future involvement.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, All-Star

Atlantic Division Wins All-Star Game, Matthew Tkachuk Named MVP

Feb 5, 2023 2:03 AM

Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin had a hat trick, Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitchell Marner had three assists and the Atlantic Division topped the Central Division 7-5 in the All-Star Game final on Saturday.

All-Star Game MVP Matthew Tkachuk -- playing alongside his brother Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators -- had seven points on the day, after a five-point outburst in a semifinal win over the Metropolitan Division as he represented the hometown Florida Panthers for the first time. Larkin had five goals in the Atlantic's two games.

Tags: All-Star, Personal Award, Team Achievement

Auston Matthews, David Pastrnak Among 12 Voted Into All-Star Game

Jan 20, 2023 1:34 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews and Boston Bruins leading scorer David Pastrnak are among the final 12 players voted into the 2023 NHL All-Star Game by fans.

The NHL All-Star Game and All-Star Skills competition will be held at FLA Live Arena, home of the Florida Panthers, in Sunrise, Fla, on Feb. 3-4. The All-Star Game will once again feature a 3-on-3 tournament between 11-player teams representing the league's four divisions.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, All-Star

Montgomery, Brind'Amour, DeBoer, Cassidy To Coach NHL All-Star's

Jan 11, 2023 3:12 PM

Boston's Jim Montgomery will coach the Atlantic Division, Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour the Metropolitan, Dallas' Peter DeBoer the Central and Vegas' Bruce Cassidy the Pacific at NHL All-Star Weekend.

They were chosen because each of their teams is atop the division at the midway point of the season. The league announced the All-Star coaches Wednesday, less than a week after revealing the first 32 players picked for the Feb. 3-4 event in Sunrise, Florida.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Vegas, All-Star

Metro Division Wins ASG, Claude Giroux MVP

Feb 7, 2022 6:06 PM

The Metropolitan Division captured the 2022 NHL All-Star Game championship on Saturday, defeating the Central Division, 5-3, in the final round of its 3-on-3 tournament.

Philadelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux, the captain of the Metropolitan team, was named MVP and received a new Honda Passport for scoring three goals in the tournament, including two goals in the championship final.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, All-Star, Game Recap

Alex Ovechkin Tests Positive, Won't Play In All-Star Game

Feb 3, 2022 6:02 PM

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not participate in the NHL All-Star Game in Las Vegas this weekend after entering the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday following a positive test result.

Tags: Washington Capitals, All-Star

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

Jan 20, 2022 5:12 PM

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 5:39 PM

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 12:11 PM

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 27, 2020 12:51 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

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

Metro Wins NHL All-Star Game, Crosby Named MVP
Sidney Crosby scored four goals and had four assists on the night in San Jose.

Bettman: Seattle To Host NHL Draft, An All-Star Game
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has promised Seattle it will host All-Star weekend within its first seven seasons.

Maurice, Reirden, Cooper, Peters Named All-Star Game Coaches
The NHL All-Star Weekend is January 25-26 in San Jose.

Ovechkin To Skip All-Star Game To Rest For Second Half
Alex Ovechkin will have to sit out the game before or game after the All-Star contest, per NHL rules.

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.